Taught course


University of Leicester · University of Leicester

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

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.

Course modules

  • MSc: six modules plus dissertation (12-15,000 words)
  • Diploma: six modules
  • Certificate: three modules

Core 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

Optional modules

  • 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

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-27 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-27 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
12-27 months

Course contact details

MSc Diabetes Programme Administrator