Taught course

Diabetes Best Practice

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for entry is a good first degree (lower second class), or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, of an approved university in a health, or health-related field.

The programme is also open to undergraduate medical students who wish to intercalate during their medical studies, who must have successfully completed at least three years of their medical degree and achieved 60% or above in all their Year 3 assessments.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Our MSc Diabetes Best Practice degree is designed to equip workforces and individuals with the skills and knowledge to meet future diabetes healthcare demands in the UK and internationally. This comprehensive programme provides broad training in the skills required to understand and manage people with diabetes, helping them achieve optimal self-management and psychological well-being. Aligned to Diabetes UK best practice and World Health Organization recommendations, our masters course will develop your scientific understanding, clinical knowledge, practical skills and critical thinking qualities.

By studying this programme you will:

  • Enhance your education and professional expertise in all core areas of diabetes
  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and professional skills to improve your practice
  • Develop your ability to integrate research evidence into all aspects of decision-making
  • Learn to demonstrate leadership
  • Evaluate the psychological impact of living with diabetes
  • Develop your approach to problem solving, justifying decision-making through critical evaluation, theory, evidence and experience
  • Develop strategies for your continuing professional development and lifelong learning
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to critically evaluate current literature.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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