Diabetes Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

The Diabetes Qualifications series is delivered by BMJ in partnership with the University of Leicester, who accredit the course.

The course has been designed to address the learning needs of doctors and healthcare professionals from around the world.

This is an IDF Recognised Education Programme, having achieved a level of excellence recognised by the International Diabetes Federation in the education of healthcare providers working in the field of diabetes education and management. This course received a Silver Award at the prestigious E-Learning Awards 2013 for Best online distance learning programme.

Duration and mode of study

One (PGCert) or two (PGDip) years part-time by distance learning.

Start Dates

April or September each year.

Entry requirements

You should have an initial degree in Medicine, Nursing or a similar related clinical subject.

If you are a non-graduate with relevant work experience you may be able to apply if you have held, for a minimum of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the course. Admissions are at the discretion of the Course Management Board.

If you have a question related to entry requirements for our distance learning qualifications in Diabetes, please contact info@diabetesdiploma.com

Course aims

The Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Diabetes is designed to provide high quality education for doctors and healthcare professionals who have a clinical interest in diabetes.

Based on a modular learning system, these qualifications are delivered in an innovative online environment, and have been developed to give you the tools, skills and know-how to manage diabetes in your patients now and in the future.

Pathways to MSc

It is possible to use this route to accumulate credits towards our MSc in Diabetes.

Course modules

For the Postgraduate Certificate you will choose three of these modules. For the Postgraduate Diploma you will take all six modules. Each module lasts ten weeks:

  • Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes
  • Clinical Presentation and Management in Diabetes
  • New and Advanced Therapies in Diabetes
  • Self-Management in Diabetes
  • Insulin Management
  • Diabetes and Obesity

Teaching and assessment methods

You will be supported on this distance learning course by an interactive website, experienced tutors and dedicated support staff. There are also two days of face-to-face introductory lectures at the beginning of each intake: you can attend these in Leicester or in the United Arab Emirates.

You will be assessed continuously through each module via the following methods:

  • Contributions to the discussions generated within the modules
  • Reflective journal
  • Short written assignment at the end of each module
  • Online exam (multiple choice) consisting of a series of case problems


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