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Gastroenterology MSc / Postgraduate Diploma (Distance Learning)

  • Distance Learning
  • Full time
  • Part time

Apply for PG Diploma DL full time here

Apply for PG Diploma DL part time here

Apply for MSc DL part time here 

 

Centre:  Centre for Immunobiology 

Designed as both a thorough introduction and update in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, this programme is aimed at clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning clinical diseases and their management. It offers a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques. 

This programme will:

  • Cover the complete curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition if you are a new entrant into these fields, and act as an update and extension if you are already working in it.

You can choose to study in the following ways:

  1. PG Diploma Distance Learning (9 months, full time) – you would study from September to the following April, where you live, as a Distance Learner.
  2. PG Diploma Distance Learning (18 months, part time) – you would study from September to the April of the second year after your commencement year, where you live, as a Distance Learner.  So, someone beginning in September 2018 would finish this programme in April 2020.
  3. MSc Distance Learning (2 years, part time) - you would study from September to September 2 years later, where you live, as a Distance Learner.

Why study Gastroenterology at Queen Mary?

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We were one of the top five in the UK for medicine in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The Centre for Immunobiology is one of the largest academic and clinical departments in this field in the UK and includes professors in GI genetics, paediatrics, surgery, neurogastroenterology, clinical gastroenterology, GI pharmacology and GI physiology all of whom contribute to the postgraduate teaching. The vast majority of the teaching in the programme is provided by clinical academics who are both research and clinically active. 

  • Started in 2010, the programme has been established as a distance learning course with the support of the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF). The course utilises a variety of online teaching methods but the bulk of teaching is recorded live and made available later on the day of the teaching.

Facilities

  • All distance learning students registered on the course will have access to the college online library facilities. This gives access to a large number of relevant journals. Students will have access to other academic literature and journals in the same way as on-site students.

Who should apply?

The programmes are designed as a curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition for new entrants into these fields hoping to progress their career and as an update and extension for clinicians already working in the speciality.


Entry Requirements

Qualification requirements for the course are completion of a MBBS or a basic medical degree.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.


Careers

All students on these courses are clinicians who return to work in a large variety of healthcare settings both within and outside the UK. Many have used this course as a stepping stone to getting in to Gastroenterology training programmes or further research in the field.

The course has been seen and approved by the United European Gastroenterology Federation.

Distance learning

This programme is delivered online via QMplus, an easy-to-use online virtual learning environment.

You will be able to follow each lecture online via audio/video recordings and slide content. All written assignments are submitted through the online system. You are encouraged to interact with teaching staff and other students in online discussion forums, join group activities and be part of the student community.

Full-time

If you are undertaking the full-time Distance Learning PG Diploma, please be aware that full-time study is a serious commitment, with numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme. 

Programme Structure

Both PG Diploma and MSc students complete the six taught modules below. MSc students also complete a 60 credit Clinical Case Report in their second year. All taught modules are core, there are no electives. 

Core modules

 

  • Clinical Case Reports (MSc Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology DL only) (60 credits).

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Mclean

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2656
Email: mscgastro@qmul.ac.uk 

 

 

Dr Joanne Ooi graduated with an MSc in 2014:

I had a very rewarding year of study, benefiting from excellent exposure to all aspects of gastroenterology from experts in the field. Thanks in no small part to the academic foundations laid down by the MSc course, I have been privileged enough to take up a clinical research fellowship with the world-class team here at the Wingate Institute, with the aim of completing a PhD. 

Dr Jurgen Gerada – graduated with an MSc in 2012:

“I applied for the distance-learning course, as it was very convenient for me as I could study the whole year from home. It was a very flexible way of studying as I could view lectures, after I had completed my daily workload, and could view them online in the evening, I could use any computer wherever I am. The course is very comprehensive and the lecturers and course director are very approachable. It has been a very nice experience for me and I have grasped new information from the course and I would encourage any students and all trainees to do this course and good luck with your future”

Programme Director

Prof Nick Croft

n.m.croft@qmul.ac.uk


For enquiries regarding the course please contact:

Education Administrator

Miss Catherine Mclean

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2656
Email: mscgastro@qmul.ac.uk

 

Apply for PG Diploma DL full time here

Apply for PG Diploma DL part time here

Apply for MSc DL part time here 

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or a basic medical degree.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements, it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the Masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year

Full time £10,400
Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year

Full time £19,050
Part-time study is not available for this course

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

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