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Diabetes Care MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diabetes Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

The relentless diabetic epidemic we are facing means that its management is becoming a significant healthcare challenge in the UK and worldwide. It is therefore imperative that health care professionals are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver high-quality evidence-based care and to empower people with diabetes to self-management.

The MSc in Diabetes Care will enable you to: Acquire specific skills in such areas as critical thinking, research methods and communication skills; Develop your critical analytical skills; Enable you to deliver high-quality evidence-based care to empower people with diabetes to self-management. You will be assessed through: Written assignment; Practical work in Simulation Laboratory and reflection; Presentation; Written dissertation. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Guest speakers from the clinical areas will provide input in to specific modules. The practical experience to be gained from the simulation laboratory will make a valuable contribution to the course content and will bring a real world perspective to the academic delivery of the modules. These guest lectures will allow course participants to mix with professionals from the diabetes clinical settings and to make connections with them particularly when undertaking research project.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module belongs to semester two. This module will develop your understanding of research and research methods together with your ability to apply research techniques in diabetes management. You will explore key recent and ongoing cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative research in diabetes and how the findings have influenced changes in the management of diabetes.

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

Students to this course should have: a Bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK University, normally an upper 2nd or above degree in an appropriate subject; an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere, i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at level 6; and a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate from a UK University.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more