Diabetes

MSc, PGDip, PGCert, 1-4 years, full- or part-time

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

Course Description

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 groundbreaking research and dynamic clinical services. The course provides a wide range of approved, accredited MSc-level modules, combining the most topical and up-to-date thinking around clinical care and research 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 five days' teaching with some modules having an extra half-day for exams.

What's the difference?

The MSc is six taught modules plus a dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) is six modules without the dissertation. The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is three modules (the two Clinical Presentation and Management modules plus one option module).

Key Facts
Start date
April and September (part-time) or September (full-time) each year. Individual modules are delivered as CPD courses throughout the 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 to four years, providing a flexibility which can be fitted around your clinical and personal commitments.

Alternative you can choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (two to four years) or a Postgraduate Certificate (one to two years).

Course Structure

Core Modules

Core Modules

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.

Option Modules

Option Modules

Choose three option modules from:

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

Accreditation

The MSc, diploma and certificate have been awarded recognition by the International Diabetes Federation. This recognition acknowledges our excellence in providing diabetes education to health care providers.

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, written assignments, observational critiques of clinical practice, 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. We may also consider applications from professionals with significant experience and/or qualifications in health or social care research practice or management - you may be assessed through an informal interview process.

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

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

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Fees and Funding

  • Starting in April 2016

    • MSc: £8,910
    • PGDip: £5,940
    • PGCert: £2,970

    Starting in September 2016 or April 2017

    • MSc: £9,310
    • PGDip: £6,207
    • PGCert: £3,103

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

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

  • Starting in April 2016

    • MSc: £16,715
    • PGDip: £11,140
    • PGCert: Not available to international (non-EU) students

    Starting in September 2016 or April 2017

    • MSc: £17,465
    • PGDip: £11,640
    • 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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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Diabetes MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes MSc 2-4 years part-time April and September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGDip 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGDip 2-4 years part-time April and September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGCert 6 months full-time September each year Apply Now
Diabetes PGCert 1-2 years part-time April and 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
2-4 years part-time
Start Dates
April and September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
2-4 years part-time
Start Dates
April and September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
6 months full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Diabetes
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
1-2 years part-time
Start Dates
April and September each year
Availability

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