PG Dermatology in UK


Dermatology is a medical branch dealing with skin, nails, hair and its diseases. A dermatologist treats diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

Dermatology Training in United Kingdom

United Kingdom

In the UK, a dermatologist is a medically qualified practitioner who has gone on to specialize in medicine and then sub-specialize in dermatology. This involves:

  • Medical school for five years to obtain an MBBS, MBBCh or MB, BChir degree
  • One year of house jobs before becoming fully registered as a medical practitioner
  • Two to three years training in general medicine to obtain a higher degree in medicine and become a member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Having obtained the MRCP examination, applying to become a Specialty Registrar (StR) in Dermatology and training for four years in dermatology
  • Passing the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Dermatology before the end of training

Upon successful completion of the four-year training period, the doctor becomes an accredited dermatologist and is able to apply for a consultant hospital post as a consultant dermatologist.

Dermatology Courses in UK

Msc/PG Dip/ PG Cert Clinical Dermatology


  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Kings College London
  • University of Cardiff

For more details about the program