Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Course details

Please note: The Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases course is transferring from the Department for Continuing Education to the Department of Paediatrics for entry in September 2024.

Full details of the course can be found on the Department of Paediatrics website and applications can be made via the University's Graduate Admissions website


The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Paediatric Infectious Diseases is a two-year part-time course with teaching delivered primarily online, along with a couple of residential components. 

The programme draws on world-class research and teaching in paediatric infectious diseases and offers a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the principles that underpin paediatric infection, the ways in which those principles have developed, and to translate this understanding into good clinical and research practice.

The course will appeal to doctors who have experience in paediatrics, including trainees in paediatrics who have a specialist qualification equivalent to the Membership Examination of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), specialist trainees in paediatric infectious diseases or relevant medical subspecialties, and clinical research fellows. It will provide in-depth knowledge and is aimed at those working in specialist PID centres.

A new Postgraduate Certificate is now also available, and offers a one-year alternative to this two-year Postgraduate Diploma. Students who complete the Certificate may apply for the second year of the Diploma. Those who successfully complete the Diploma may apply for the MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

More details and how to apply

Full details of the course can be found on the Department of Paediatrics website.

For application details including fees and how to apply, please see the University's Graduate Admissions website