Research course

Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or master's in a biomedical science or a veterinary, medical or dental qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences brings together basic scientists, clinicians and public health practitioners in the two disciplines to develop evidence based strategies for the prevention of diet related and metabolic diseases.

Diabetes Research has as its remit the improvement of outcomes in diabetes care from the bench through the bedside to the community. The science of nutrition is concerned with understanding the effects of food on the body in both health and disease. Both subjects require a multidisciplinary approach, and researchers within the Division interact with each other, and with researchers across King's College Health Schools, to develop a focus on understanding Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, especially of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim is to apply this knowledge to new preventive and therapeutic interventions.

The Division's activity centres on four major groups:

Diabetes Research
Diet and Cardiovascular Health
Diet and Gastrointestinal Health
Metal Metabolism.

Fees and funding

Home students can be funded by research councils, charities, government bodies and industry. Potential supervisors may be able to assist applicants in raising funds. A King's Graduate School Studentships may also be available each year. Overseas students are eligible to apply for funding schemes through the Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


part time
72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Centre
44 (0)20 7848 8393