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Diabetes MSc, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

Diabetes MSc, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diabetes Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year-on-year making diabetes care one of the biggest medical challenges faced by health care professionals globally. This rising epidemic has increased the demand for services from personnel trained to deliver high quality care. The Leicester Diabetes Centre now forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes. On this distance learning course you will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the online materials you use will be relevant and up to date. This degree comprises a range of modules, combining the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life, clinical settings.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around existing work commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. Our course is ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes from either a primary or secondary care background.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


24 months

Start date



This module is assessed through case study, 3,500 words (50%); discussion forum (20%); exam, 1 hour (20%); and reflective journal (10%).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Second class honours degree (or equivalent); Plus qualified professional status in medicine, nursing or other recognised healthcare profession Plus at least two years' professional experience in a health or social care setting, preferably in the field of diabetes.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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