Taught course

Diabetes Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

University of Leicester · University of Leicester
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

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


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

part time
2 - 4 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Diabetes Programme Administrator