PGCert/PGDip/MSc On Campus

Respiratory Medicine

University of Birmingham

12 months
25740 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Respiratory Medicine programme from University of Birmingham provides you with an overview of common conditions in respiratory medicine, their diagnosis and management, and the balance of public health, community and secondary care input to the overall service delivery in the speciality. 


This Respiratory Medicine programme from University of Birmingham is taught using a mixture of lectures, tutorials, hands on practical sessions and workplace based elements. It will provide speciality training for budding respiratory specialists in primary or secondary care, either medical or allied healthcare professional. 

This programme can be accessed through the 60 credit PG Certificate; 120 credit PG Diploma or the 180 credit Masters. If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete additional modules of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation, which is only available to those studying for the Masters.

Why study this course?

The University of Birmingham is linked to University Hospitals Birmingham (one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK) and clinical placements for the modules, with the opportunity to study with leading clinicians at UHB, is a unique opportunity.

Birmingham is also one of the most diverse cities in the UK, which brings with it the challenge of managing disease in different communities, whose health beliefs may differ. From a learning perspective this means that we can give opportunity to see different models of care at work, from intense hospital based work to integrated and virtual care models in the community setting.

The University of Birmingham/UHB partnership is integral to Birmingham Health Partners, which also works with Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, so we can also access teaching from leading paediatricians where students' studies require it.

Finally the University of Birmingham has cutting edge facilities for precision medicine, for example through the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) which is an increasingly important area in respiratory medicine, in lung cancer, asthma and more. You may have the opportunity to hear about, or see, clinical trials in these areas during placements at UHB.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Respiratory Medicine in Secondary Care
  • Respiratory Medicine in the Community
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods 
  • Health Information and Health Informatics
  • Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning 
  • Leadership and Management for Health 
  • Health Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

60 credit PG Certificate; 120 credit PG Diploma


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc or equivalent professional qualification (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy or medical degree)
  • On a case-by-case basis, other classes of degree and/or relevant qualifications and experience of working within respiratory medicine will be considered.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25740 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • PGCert - UK: £3,270; International: £8,580
  • PGDip - UK: £6,540; part-time; £3,270 International: £17,160
  • MSc - UK part-time; £4,905 

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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