The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes aims to equip healthcare professionals who have a special interest in diabetes with a sound knowledge of diabetes and diabetes-related issues as they present in practice. It aims to do this by providing up-to-date clinical information with treatment and referral guidelines for diabetes and diabetic complications seen in practice.
The course is a development of the Diabetes Research Unit which has an international reputation for teaching and research in diabetes. It seeks to encourage critical thinking and improve the understanding of diabetes and diabetes related topics. You will be equipped not only with current factual knowledge but will also have the opportunity to learn about strategies aimed at helping you consider how best to deal with future advances in therapy and management.
The MSc in Diabetes is designed specifically for doctors and other healthcare professionals who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Diabetes and wish to pursue further studies in this field.
The Postgraduate Diploma is a two-year, part-time, distance learning course and is completed online. It consists of six modules, each lasting 10 weeks, to include three core modules and a selection of three out of the nine optional modules.
For a list of modules for the PgDip route, please see website:
This part-time, distance-learning MSc runs over a period of 12 months. The MSc will begin with an introductory section (approximately 12 weeks) where you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills in analysis methodologies, critical appraisal and scientific writing.
You will then proceed to writing your Master’s dissertation of up to 20,000 words over the remainder of the year. This can be in the form of either:
Primary data analysis using an existing dataset (to which either the student or the supervisor has access and all appropriate ethical and legal clearance to use),
A systematic literature review with appraisal of published evidence, leading to guideline development.
For a list of the modules for the MSc route, please see website:
The course is suitable for medical and allied healthcare practitioners who have clinical responsibility for individuals with diabetes and aim to be future leaders and innovators in diabetes management in both primary and secondary care settings.