Diabetes MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
The course can be undertaken full-time in one year or part-time in two/six years. The part-time option enables you to spread modules and dissertation (if applicable) over a six-year period, allowing maximum flexibility for those with clinical and personal commitments.
You may choose to study to Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level. Individual modules are also available and are tailored to meet the specific needs of individual learners.
Entry for the Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Diabetes is in September/October annually. Modules are delivered throughout the year.
The course is open to professionals with relevant first degrees or professional qualifications, with significant clinical experience in the field. Candidates with significant experience and/or qualifications in health or social care research practice or management will also be considered and may be assessed through an informal interview process. Under some circumstances a written piece of work may be required to demonstrate an ability to study at the required level.
2012/2013 - Home/EU: £7,810 International: £14,645
2013/2014 - Home/EU: £8,160 International: £15,305
The course provides a wide range of approved, accredited M level modules and short courses targeted at the specific needs of post-registration healthcare professionals. They focus on clinical, diagnostic and technical skills development and aim to provide the educational foundation for advanced/autonomous practice.
- Clinical Presentation and Management in Diabetes
- New and Advanced Therapies in Diabetes
- Foundation Research module (MSc and PGDip only)
- Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research Methods modules (Full MSc only – depending on focus of dissertation)
- Self Management in Diabetes
- Insulin Management
- Diabetes and Obesity
- Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders
- Prevention Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes
- Counselling Skills in Diabetes
- Adult In-patients
Teaching and assessment methods
Most modules and short courses are delivered by consecutive day blocks, with some having a week’s break in-between. All accredited modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including short answer papers, practical examinations, assignments and viva voce examinations.
Students who satisfactorily complete three approved modules may be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, completion of six approved modules including a module on research methods will lead to a Postgraduate Diploma, which may rise to a Master’s degree by successful completion of a dissertation. Each module is awarded 20 credits at M level and the 15,000–20,000 dissertation 60 credits at M level. If you intend to complete a Higher Award Pathway you will need to register in September/October for your chosen Award.