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.

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

Course description

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.

Modules on this degree are also available as stand-alone CPD courses:

We also offer a Diabetes MSc by distance learning.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Second class honours degree (or equivalent)
  • Plus qualified professional status in medicine, nursing or other recognised healthcare profession
  • Plus at least two years' professional experience in a health or social care setting, preferably in the field of diabetes.

Because applications are treated on an individual basis, candidates with alternative qualifications and evidence of being able to study at a Masters degree level may be considered.

You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in diabetes, whether through a written personal statement, a formal interview and/or references.

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

Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

If you have relevant Masters-level (level 7) credits completed during the last three years you may be eligible to apply for credits against your course modules. The maximum accreditation of prior learning is 60 credits for the PGDip and the MSc, and 30 credits for the PGCert. Exemptions are considered on a case by case basis.

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.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in September 2018 were:

  • MSc: £8,935
  • PGDip: £5,955
  • PGCert: £2,980

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.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in September 2018 were:

  • 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.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

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Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

MSc

MSc

Core modules

  • Glycaemic Management (double module)
  • Diabetes Complications (double module)

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Self-management and behaviour change
  • Advanced Injectable Therapies
  • Counselling Skills in Diabetes
  • Adult Inpatient Module
  • Children and Young People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes and the Older Person
  • Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes

Then choose one option module from:

  • Fundamentals of Applied Health Research
  • Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Applied Health Research

Plus your dissertation

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.

PGDip

PGDip

Core modules

  • Glycaemic Management (double module)
  • Diabetes Complications (double module)

Option modules

Choose four option modules from:

  • Self-management and behaviour change
  • Advanced Injectable Therapies
  • Counselling Skills in Diabetes
  • Adult Inpatient Module
  • Children and Young People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes and the Older Person
  • Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes
  • Fundamentals of Applied Health Research
  • Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Applied Health Research

You may choose only one of the three Applied Health 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.

PGCert

PGCert

Core module

  • Glycaemic Management (double module)

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Diabetes Complications (double module)
  • Self-management and behaviour change
  • Advanced Injectable Therapies
  • Counselling Skills in Diabetes
  • Adult Inpatient Module
  • Children and Young People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes and the Older Person
  • Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes

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.

Why Leicester?

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

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.

Teaching and learning

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.

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

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