Why study the programme 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 Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research is one of the largest cutaneous research centres in Europe.
The Dermatology Department at Barts Health is a busy centre and offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. There are 12 consultant dermatologists in the department and a full range of specialist services is offered.
There are close links with other dermatology departments in the region, in particular Whipps Cross University Hospital . there is a large enthusiastic team of consultant dermatologists, many of whom are tutors on this diploma course.
Distance learning students 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?
UK course: UK-based General Practitioners wishing to gain experience in dermatology. Full registration with the GMC is essential. Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years and have indefinite leave to remain.
Overseas course: doctors outside the UK, wishing to gain experience in dermatology. It is also open for applications from UK-based doctors unsuitable for the other programme.
Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Prior experience in dermatology is desirable but not essential. An IELTS score of 6.5 or more is required for International students.
Access to a computer with Internet connection is essential for undertaking the course.
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.
The course is designed to provide doctors with a better understanding of core clinical dermatology. For some this has provided a helpful ‘CV Boost’ to gain entry to a dermatology training programme and alternatively, after appropriate further training, some of our former students have become GPs with a specialist interest in dermatology (GPwSI)*.
*Disclaimer: this programme is designed and intended for educational purposes only. Completion of the course and possession of the Diploma does not endorse the practitioner to consider themselves a specialist in dermatology. The current British Association of Dermatologists guidelines outline the essential requirements for fulfilling the role of GPwSI in Dermatology. Local guidelines apply to overseas students who should consult with the relevant governing body.