Diabetes MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
The MSc course can be undertaken full-time in one year or part-time over two to four years, providing a flexibility which can be fitted around clinical and personal commitments.
Alternative you can choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (two to four years, but without the dissertation) or a Postgraduate Certificate (one to two years).
Individual modules on this course are also available as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules. Each module consists of five days' teaching with some modules having an extra half day for examinations.
Entry for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc is in April or September. Inidvidual 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.
2013/2014 - Home/EU: £8,160 International: £15,305
2014/2015 - Home/EU: £8,525 International: £15,995
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. These modules focus on clinical, diagnostic and technical skills development whilst also providing an academic underpinning and will provide an educational foundation for advanced/autonomous practice.
- MSc: six modules plus dissertation (12-15,000 words)
- Diploma: six modules
- Certificate: three modules
- Clinical Presentation and Management in Diabetes
- New and Advanced Therapies in Diabetes
- Research module (MSc/Diploma only) - choose from:
- Foundation Research
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- 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 short break in-between. All accredited modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including written examinations, written assignments and oral presentations.