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The award

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 30300 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 31250 per year

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About Gastroenterology at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

The Centre for Gastroenterology is one of the largest academic departments in this country with over 50 members and a range of clinical and research interests. In the Annual Review on Postgraduate Teaching, the MSc Course in Gastroenterology received particular recognition for a curriculum which was matched to the previous experience of students and met their professional aspirations. Academic activities take place within the Centre for Gastroenterology, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, The Wingate Institute and the Endoscopy Unit. Students on the MSc Course in Gastroenterology have their main base within the Wingate Institute. The Centre encourages the development and education of all its members, and towards this goal we hold a weekly programme of research talks delivered by invited speakers, three journal clubs (one basic science and two clinical) each week, and regular presentations of ongoing work by Centre members. In addition, a senior member of the academic staff meets with each MSc student to discuss his or her work. Opportunities to observe outpatient clinics, endoscopy sessions, clinical meetings, and ward rounds are all included in the timetable.Course contentThe MSc in Gastroenterology is designed both as a complete curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition for new entrants into these fields and as an update and extension for those already in it. The course provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques. This includes a research project leading to a dissertation. It would suit both clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning the clinical diseases and their management, or those aiming for an academic career in this area.Teaching covers:Basic physiological principles involved in digestion, absorption, secretion and gastrointestinal motility Host defences and immunology Understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, investigation and management of all major gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver diseases Research and diagnostic techniques used for the study of gastrointestinal diseases Principles of molecular biology Molecular genetics Statistical analysis. The programme consists of a combination of lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions. In addition there is a research project.AssessmentAssessment is continuous throughout the course based on regular work assignments in addition to two written examination papers in April. There is also a dissertation to be submitted in August with an oral examination in September.Entry requirementsQualification requirements for the course are MBBS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. For enquires, telephone +44 (0)20 7862 8000, or visit For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 590 or more is required. You should generally have worked for one year after registration (two to three years post qualification). Other opportunities: There are a very limited number of opportunities to stay in the department for a maximum of one year after the one year MSc to include clinical attachment jointly with the Clinical Department of Gastroenterology, Royal London Hospital. Successful completion of the MSc is required to progress to the clinical attachment. Extra fees apply and these are very limited in numbers. If you are interested, please notify the course administrator at the time of application. For selected high-achieving students there are opportunities to stay in the Centre as clinical research fellows studying for higher degrees (MD or PhD).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 30300 per yearInternational course feesGBP 31250 per year
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5200 per yearInternational course feesGBP 9550 per year
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 10400 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19050 per year
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 6950 per yearInternational course feesGBP 12750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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