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Diabetes Practice, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diabetes Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This is a flexible distance learning programme, structured to fit around your busy working life. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum will combine distance online learning with practical skills delivered in two five-day residential workshops. If you are a health professional with a specialist interest in diabetes, or you want to develop your knowledge and skills in this area, our bespoke MSc Diabetes Practice programme, will advance your understanding and clinical skills.

This unique programme, designed with the needs of future diabetes specialist nurses in mind, will provide you with fundamental and advanced knowledge in clinical skills, experience and professional behaviour, and will address knowledge gaps in order to address the health and care needs of people with diabetes. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of diabetes treatments, technologies and different situations which can affect management of the condition.

You will be taught through a mixture of online learning and two 5-day residentials where face to face lectures, group work and seminars will take place. In addition to this there are discussion forums and assessment assignments attached to each module. We have designed the programme to provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of diabetes care, and the skills needed to apply your learning to professional practice. As such, this Masters programme will give you the in-depth knowledge of diabetes care to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This core module is delivered primarily as a 5-day residential that aims to develop the students? knowledge of the available pharmaceutical treatments for diabetes. It will explore all aspects of current pharmaceutical regimes from oral medications through injectables to basic pump technologies. This will enable the students to not only have the opportunity to see and handle these pharmaceuticals, but also appreciate the wider context of medication planning and progression of the disease. The module will be delivered primarily on campus (5-day residential) with extra online content, and both in situ and online assessments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 in a relevant subject preferably with clinical experience. Significant relevant experience in a diabetes related healthcare discipline may be accepted in lieu of a degree.