Diabetes

MSc, PGDip, PGCert, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in diabetes care.

Course Description

Our course is ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes from either a primary or secondary care background.

This degree will give you the chance to study within one of Europe’s largest diabetes facilities, the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which offers a unique combination of ground-breaking research and dynamic clinical services.

You will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the materials you use will be relevant and up to date.

This course comprises a range of modules, combining the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life, clinical settings.

Individual modules on this course are also available as short CPD courses. Each module consists of three or six days' teaching with some modules having an extra half-day for exams.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Health Sciences
Contact

MSc Diabetes Programme Administrator
AIR Zone, Leicester Diabetes Centre
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester LE4 5PW
mscdiabetes@le.ac.uk

Department of Health Sciences website

Why Leicester?

Our priority is clinically relevant postgraduate and professional education of the highest quality, which allows our students to ultimately improve patient care.

The Department of Health Sciences at Leicester has approximately 140 academic, research, teaching, and support staff and around 100 taught postgraduate students.

The MSc in Diabetes can be studied full-time in one year or part-time over two years.

Alternatively you can choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate on a full-time or part-time basis.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus your dissertation (MSc only)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Research modules

Research modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

What's the difference?

  • For the MSc you will complete both core modules, one research module and three option modules, plus your dissertation.
  • The PGDip is the same as the MSc, but without the dissertation.
  • For the PGCert you will complete one core module (Clinical Presentation and Management of Diabetes: Glycaemic Control, New and Novel Therapies) and either the other core module or two of the option modules.


Teaching and Assessment

Most modules and short courses are delivered over consecutive days. All accredited modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including written exams, case studies, essays, critiques of recorded consultations, and oral presentations.

Research Stories

Entry Requirements

The course is open to professionals with relevant first degrees or professional qualifications, and with significant clinical experience in the field.

You will need to provide a written personal statement describing your experience and knowledge of diabetes, and demonstrating enthusiasm for diabetes research and clinical care.

Please note that the part-time version of this course is only available to UK students.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • MSc: £9,730
    • PGDip: £6,487
    • PGCert: £3,243

    Starting in September 2018

    • MSc: £10,170
    • PGDip: £6,790
    • PGCert: £3,390

    Please note that the part-time version of this course is only available to UK students.

    Deposit

    Due to limited places on our medical sciences, biosciences and psychology courses, if you (or your family) are funding your studies, you will need to pay a deposit of £750 within four weeks of accepting your offer. This will be subtracted from your first tuition fee instalment. You may not need to pay a deposit if you can provide evidence that you are:

    • Applying for a postgraduate tuition fee loan from the UK Government
    • Applying for another loan to cover the cost of tuition fee
    • Applying for a scholarship of at least 50% of the course fee
    • Receiving sponsorship

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • MSc: £18,250
    • PGDip: £12,165
    • PGCert: Not available to international (non-EU) students

    Starting in September 2018

    • MSc: £19,070
    • PGDip: £12,710
    • PGCert: Not available to international (non-EU) students

    Please note that the part-time version of this course is only available to UK students.

    Deposit

    Due to limited places on our medical sciences, biosciences and psychology courses, if you (or your family) are funding your studies, you will need to pay a deposit of £1,500 within four weeks of accepting your offer. This will be subtracted from your first tuition fee instalment. You may not need to pay a deposit if you can provide evidence that you are:

    • Applying for a postgraduate tuition fee loan from the UK Government
    • Applying for another loan to cover the cost of tuition fee
    • Applying for a scholarship of at least 50% of the course fee
    • Receiving sponsorship 

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.


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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Diabetes MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes MSc 27 months part-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGDip 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGDip 2 years part-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGCert 6 months full-time September each year

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Diabetes PGCert 1 year part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
MSc
Duration
27 months part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
2 years part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
6 months full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

Our online application system is currently unavailable. Find out more.

Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
1 year part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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