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MSc/Diploma Medical Mycology (Distance Learning)

This unique, international course is taught in conjunction with the British Society for Medical Mycology and is designed to provide systematic training in the increasingly relevant subject of fungal infections. The dynamic programme focuses on the practical elements of diagnosis, the identification of pathogenic fungi, the application of molecular techniques and therapy, whilst offering a truly global learning experience.

Flexible and modular in structure, this developed, long-standing programme is taught on a part-time basis only, through the use of UCL's virtual learning environment (Moodle). Through the use of online lectures and tutorials we have created an interactive course aimed primarily at enhancing the knowledge, skills and experience of individuals working in the field of medical mycology. Lecturers are leaders in the field, with many years of 'hands-on' experience.

Students learn in their country of residence and now have the option of examining in their home country via our links with the British Council. 

Educational excellence, career development and global health are at the heart of this programme.

MSc/Diploma/Certificate Medical Mycology

This programme is designed to provide a systematic training in the increasingly relevant subject of fungal infection.  There is particular focus on the practical elements of diagnosis, identification of pathogenic fungi and the application of molecular techniques.  The programme is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills for working and participating in a broad based mycology service.  The programme is taught via distance learning methods. Applications for 2014/15 are now being accepted.

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Applicants are required to complete the standard UCL Graduate Application Form (see below) AND a Supplementary Application Form (see below). 

UCL Graduate Application Form

You can find all forms and details about UCL's application processes from the Graduate Prospectus.

Students are advised (where possible) to complete the online UCL Graduate Application Form . Applicants will be charged £25.00.

Hard copies of the form (applicants will be charged £50.00) should be returned to:
Admissions, UCL Registry, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

Supplementary Form

Please complete the Supplementary Form (Form: WORD), and attach as a 'supporting document' to your main application for study.  Please refer to 'Guidelines for Supervision of Students' when completing 'Section Four: Your local mentor'.

UK, European and Overseas student course fees rates for the 2014-15 academic year entry can be found at the UCL Fees website.  Fees rates on the website are arranged in alphabetical order under 'Programme Title' - you will need to scroll down to 'Medical Mycology', and refer to footnotes denoted by '**' and '*10' where applicable.

Students pay per module(s) that they have registered for - students are not required to pay for the entire course upfront.  Once students are enrolled in their first year, most modules they take in subsequent years are not subject to annual inflation i.e. students pay at a rate (or 'schedule') which is set for the entirety of their course based on their first year of study.  The exemption to this are the three practical Modules (5, 6, 7), whose fees are set in each year that they run.

Bursaries are available from the British Society of Medical Mycology at: http://www.bsmm.org/

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Rebecca Gorton

Diploma in Medical Mycology

‘I undertook the Diploma in Medical Mycology from September 2005-2008 as part of a clinical scientist training scheme. I had established an interest in Mycology during my MSc and the diploma provided me with the perfect foundation to build a specialist career in Mycology. The distance learning course gave me the freedom to time-table study around other professional commitments and I found the amount of teaching material manageable over a three year period. The modules progress logically from basics lessons in medical mycology, e.g. taxonomy, through to more advanced topics such as molecular diagnosis of fungal infection in the latter module. As a trainee clinical scientist I enjoyed clinical aspects of the course including the comprehensive module in antifungal chemotherapy. Each module is assessed through assignments designed to apply your learning from each module. The DVD based lectures, taught by world renowned mycologists, are complimented by three intensive practical modules taught at well respected UK reference laboratories, HPA Bristol Mycology laboratory and Leeds Mycology reference centre. Two practical courses focus on the identification of pathogenic fungi and one on molecular diagnosis of fungal disease. They are an invaluable opportunity to develop personal skills alongside professional mycologists. I would recommend the course to scientists and clinicians who have an interest in Medical Mycology and I have made many friends and colleagues during the diploma, working internationally in the field of Mycology, who I will stay in contact throughout my career’.

For further information and application forms please contact:

Programme Administrator:

EMAIL: ii.infection-immunityadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Course Director:
Professor Christopher Kibbler MA, FRCP, FRCPath
Clinical Lead and Professor of Microbiology
Centre for Clinical Microbiology
University College London Medical School
(Royal Free Campus)
Rowland Hill Street
London NW3 2PF.

EMAIL Professor Christopher Kibbler
TEL +44 (0)20 7794 0500; Ext 33545

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