Course Dates and Fees


  • The course breaks down into two parts. Part 1 consists of four modules (including two residential weeks), successful completion of which will result in a PGCert. You will then have up to five years to complete part 2, again consisting of four modules (including two residential weeks), leading to a PGDip.

    Key dates for and deadlines for the next intake (cohort 6) are as follows:

    Part 1

    15 to 19 November 2021 Glasgow Residential Week
    15 November 2021 Module 1 - Assignment opens
    15 November 2021 Module 2 - Online learning opens - logbook
    15 November 2021 Module 3 - Online learning opens
    04 January 2022 Module 1 - Submission date
    04 January 2022 Module 2 - Online learning opens - worksheet
    04 February 2022 Module 1 - Marks returned to students
    07 February 2022 Module 2 - Submission date - worksheet
    07 March 2022 Module 2 - Worksheet marks returned to students
    03 to 08 April 2022 Glenmore Residential Week
    03 April 2022 Module 4 - Online learning opens
    16 May 2022 Module 4 - Submission date
    31 May 2022 Module 3 - Submission date
    06 June 2022 Module 2 - Submission date - logbook Assessed by end of June
    21 June 2022 Module 4 - Marks returned to students
    30 June 2022 Module 3 - Marks returned to students

    Part 2

    19 May 2022 Module 5 - Online learning opens
    05 July 2022 Module 5 - Submission date
    09 August 2022 Module 5 - Marks returned to students
    04 to 09 September 2022 Dartington Residential Week (provisional)
    04 September 2022 Module 6 - Online learning opens
    28 October 2022 Module 6 - Submission date
    01 November 2022 Module 7 - Online learning opens
    25 November 2022 Module 7 - Marks returned to students
    28 November 2022 Module 7 - Submission date
    09 January 2023 Module 7 - Marks returned to students
    17 January 2023 Module 8 - Online learning opens
    27 February 2023 Module 8 - Submission date
    28 March 2023 Module 8 - Marks returned to students
    May 2023 (Dates TBC) Morocco Residential Week

    All dates are subject to change with appropriate notice.

    The total fee is £7,300. The fee for Part 1 is £3,650 to be paid in full in advance. The remaining £3,650 will be required to complete Part 2.


  • Please note this for the fee for anyone starting or planning to start the Diploma in 2018.

    The total fee per student for this Diploma is £7,300. This includes all course and residential costs, covering the following:

    • Distance learning support and assessment for all eight modules
    • Five days practical teaching and assessment at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
    • Five days practical teaching and assessment at Dartington Hall, including full room and board
    • Seven days practical teaching and assessment at Glenmore Lodge, including full room and board
    • Eight days practical teaching and assessment in Morocco, including full room and board

    On successful completion of all eight modules, you will receive a fully credit-rated Diploma.

    Fee will be paid as follows:

    • £3,650 to secure your place on Part 1
    • £3,650 to secure your place on Part 2

  • If you started the Diploma in 2016 or 2017 and have assignments/modules to complete, submissions dates might vary. The below can be used as a guide but for specific details on your submissions, please get in touch.

    Cohort 5, Part 1

    04 to 08 November 2019 Glasgow Residential Week
    08 December 2019 Module 1 Submission
    09 February 2020 Module 2 Submission (worksheet)
    10 April 2020 Module 3 Submission
    29 March to 5 April 2020 Glenmore Residential Week
    18 May 2020 Module 4 Submission
    29 May 2020 Module 2 Submission (logbook)

    Cohort 5, Part 2

    06 July 2020 Module 5 Submission
    13 to 18 September 2020 Dartington Residential Week
    30 October 2020 Module 6 Submission
    29 November 2020 Module 7 Submission
    09 to 17 May 2021 Morocco Residential Week
    TBC Module 8 Submission

    Cohort 4, Part 1

    29 October to 2 November 2018 Glasgow Residential Week (Module 1: Introduction, Infectious Diseases and Global Health)
    December 2018 Module 1 (Global Health) submission
    February 2019 Module2 (Navigation Worksheet) submission
    April 2019 Module 3 (Research) submission
    April 2019 Glenmore Residential Week (Module 4: Cold and Mountainous)
    May 2019 Module 4 (Cold and Mountainous) submission
    May 2019 Module 2 (Navigation Logbook) submission

    Cohort 4, Part 2

    July 2019 Module 5 (Emporiatrics) submission
    September 2019 Dartington Residential Week (Module 6: Tropical and Maritime)
    October 2019 Module 6 (Tropical and Maritime) submission
    January 2020 Module 7 (Thermal Injuries) submission
    April 2020 Module 8 (High Altitude and Desert) submission
    May 2020 Morocco Residential Week (Module 8: High Altitude)

    Cohort 3, Part 2 for students that continued after Part 1 and did not defer:

    28 April 2018 Module 5 (Expedition Emporiatrics) online learning open
    29 May 2018 Module 5 (Expedition Emporiatrics) submission
    31 May 2018 Module 6 (Thermal Injuries) online learning open
    25-29 June 2018 Dartington Hall Residential Week(Module 7: Tropical and Maritime)
    30 June 2018 Module 6 (Thermal Injuries) submission
    30 June 2018 Module 5 (Expedition Emporiatrics) marks due
    7 July 2018 Module 7 (Tropical and Maritime) online learning opens
    31 July 2018 Module 6 (Thermal Injuries) marks due
    14 August 2018 Module 7 (Tropical and Maritime) submission
    15 September 2018 Module 7 (Tropical and Maritime) marks due
    15-22 September 2018 Morocco Residential Week (Module 8: Altitude and Desert)
    24 September 2018 Module 8 (Altitude and Desert) online learning opens
    31 October 2018 Module 8 (Altitude and Desert) submission
    30 November 2018 Module 8 (Altitude and Desert) marks due

    Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 that have deferred:

    February 2019 Module2 (Navigation Worksheet) submission
    April 2019 Module 3 (Research) submission
    April 2019 Glenmore Residential Week (Module 4: Cold and Mountainous)
    May 2019 Module 4 (Cold and Mountainous) submission
    May 2019 Module 2 (Navigation Logbook) submission
    July 2019 Module 5 (Emporiatrics) submission
    September 2019 Dartington Residential Week (Module 6: Tropical and Maritime)
    October 2019 Module 6 (Tropical and Maritime) submission
    January 2020 Module 7 (Thermal Injuries) submission
    April 2020 Module 8 (High Altitude and Desert) submission
    May 2020 Morocco Residential Week (Module 8: High Altitude)

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