Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology is organised by the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research in the Blizard Institute, and the Department of Dermatology BartsHealth. This distance learning programme covers core aspects of dermatology over the course of one academic year, with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of skin disease from a primary care perspective. There are two separate but linked programmes; The UK programme is for UK based, fully GMC registered General Practitioners that are able to attend at least 4 onsite clinical days. The Overseas programme course is for doctors outside the UK or for UK based doctors unable to attend the clinical days. The course material across the 2 versions of the programme is identical and successful completion of either programme leads to the award of a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from the University of London.

This programme is available to study by distance learning, delivered online by our easy-to-use online virtual learning environment. You will be able to follow each lecture online via audio recordings and slide/whiteboard content. All written assignments are submitted through the blackboard system and poster and oral presentations assessed through SKYPE/webcam 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.

Start Date:

Students will study this course by Part-time Distance Learning..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,107 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,107 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £10,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have MBBS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Prior experience in dermatology is desirable but not essential. Access to a computer with Internet connection is essential for undertaking the course.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language Requirements for entry to Taught Postgraduate degree programmes within the Blizard Institute are: IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 6.5