Diabetes (Distance Learning), M.Sc. | Part time online | University of Leicester | United Kingdom
M.Sc. Online

Diabetes (Distance Learning)

9 months
21750 GBP/full
9500 GBP/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Diabetes programme offered at the University of Leicetser is for you if... you want the flexibility of studying by distance learning whilst expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in diabetes care to improve outcomes in patient care and personal career progression.


The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year-on-year, making diabetes care one of the biggest medical challenges faced by healthcare professionals globally. This rising epidemic has increased the demand for services from personnel trained to deliver high quality care.

This part-time distance learning course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to specialise in diabetes care. The course is based at the heart of NHS clinical services, and draws on the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile staff at the world-renowned Leicester Diabetes Centre and the University of Leicester. 

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is a national and international centre of excellence and one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes.

Programme Aims

This Diabetes degree offered at the University of Leicester combines the most topical thinking around clinical care and research with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life clinical settings. The ongoing research published by the Centre means that the curriculum and all your course materials are relevant and based on the latest insights and understanding. You will also be taught by staff who are internationally recognised as pioneers in the field – Leicester Professors Melanie Davies and Kamlesh Khunti are listed in the top ten world leaders in diabetes care.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care.

Careers and employability

Diabetes is affecting people across the world in epidemic proportions. It is therefore an area that requires more and more experts in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult Inpatient
  • Children and Young People with Diabetes
  • Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes
  • Advanced Injectable Therapies
  • Self-management: Diabetes and Long-term Conditions
  • Diabetes and the Older Person
  • Technology and Type 1 Diabetes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.

Because applications are treated on an individual basis, candidates with alternative qualifications and evidence of being able to study at a Masters degree level may be considered.

You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in diabetes, whether through a written personal statement, a formal interview and/or references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21750 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21750 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.


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