Taught course

Diabetes

Institution
University of Glasgow · Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A degree in Medicine (MBChB) or at least a second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in a relevant degree (biological/biomedical sciences or other health professional/health-related area).

Medical graduates are required to possess a degree recognised by the GMC, or appropriate professional body. In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates, or bioscience graduates with an Ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In response to the global epidemic in obesity and diabetes the University of Glasgow has developed this MSc in Diabetes. To address the immense challenge presented by this disease, it is essential that the researchers and medical practitioners of tomorrow understand the cutting edge advances and technologies to tackle diabetes.

  • This is one of the only MSc in Diabetes programmes focused entirely on research rather than health care management. You will be taught by clinicians and scientists known for their world-class research.
  • The University has state-of-the-art research facilities to study obesity, metabolic disease and diabetes from the whole body to the molecular level and students will undertake a research project/dissertation in these areas.
  • The University of Glasgow is expert in establishing disease-specific bioresources linked with routinely-acquired anonymised data from the National Health Service in Scotland and UK Biobank.
  • The collective expertise within the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences spans a full range from molecular and biomarker/ “-omic” techniques through clinical investigation to population-level epidemiology, clinical trials and cardiovascular endpoint adjudication.
  • This Degree in Diabetes is ideal for those who aspire to build their future career in diabetes whether in the fields of basic research, medical practice, pharmaceutical industry, public health or nutrition. We aim to provide an excellent research training that will inspire and provide students with the confidence to join the global research effort in tackling diabetes.
  • Using world-leading experts and experienced and dedicated teaching staff, this programme aims to provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge of pathological mechanisms and methodologies used for studying diabetes as well as providing a firm grounding in generic research skills.
  • You will develop and enhance your skills in literature searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.
  • The MSc Diabetes programme is taught predominantly at the new Teaching and Learning Centre on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus. This has state-of-the-art teaching facilities, Wi-Fi, computer clusters and cafe area. There is frequent convenient transport to this campus from the central University campus.

Information for international students

A British Council IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no component less than 6.0 (or equivalent qualification) is required for overseas students who do not have English as their first language

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £20,150

Please see the range of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
mvls-diabetes@glasgow.ac.uk