Clinical Dermatology

Queen Mary University of London

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
14350 GBP/year
9350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Clinical Dermatology programme offered at Queen Mary University of London 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 a one-year period, with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of skin disease from a primary care perspective. There are two separate but linked programmes; one for UK-based General Practitioners, and one for doctors outside the UK. Successful completion of either programme leads to award of a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from the University of London.

The weekly teaching sessions are given by experts in the field and comprise written and audiovisual material with a formative quiz. Clinical Dermatology programme offered at Queen Mary University of London is quotable in Hong Kong.


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 andCutaneous Research is one of the largest cutaneous research centres in Europe.

The Dermatology Department at BartsHealth 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.

Programme Structure

Learning and Teaching:

  • The distance learning course will be delivered using a variety of methods including: online lectures, podcasts, lecture notes and documentary reading material, online seminars / tutorials, clinical case presentations and analysis utilising the principles of evidence-based medicine and demonstration videos.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The UK version of the course is open to students that are fully registered with the GMC and able to commit to attend at least 4 out of 6 onsite clinical days here at the Royal London Hospital. If you are not fully GMC registered, if you are not able to attend at least 4 out of 6 clinical days, if you apply too late to claim one of the 55 UK places or if you are based overseas, then you will be best placed on the Overseas version of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Our partners

Clinical Dermatology
Queen Mary University of London