National University of Ireland, Galway

13 months
15000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Diabetes programme at National University of Ireland, Galway aims to prepare graduates to effectively contribute to diabetes management through comprehensive academic and research training.  


Diabetes is a global health emergency with over 600 million people expected to have the condition by 2030, representing 10% of the world’s population. Therefore the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classed diabetes as an epidemic requiring urgent action for both prevention and management. This has been echoed in Irelands Health Service Executive national policy and clinical strategy for diabetes. It is a chronic metabolic condition that can cause significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality if not managed correctly. Central to this management is controlling key physiological indices such as blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels, as well as promoting health behaviours such as regular exercise, healthy eating and not smoking. Unfortunately achieving these biological targets and lifestyle goals is extremely challenging. Therefore given its growing prevalence and resulting impact on health care resources, there is an urgent need to provide specialist training in diabetes.  This interdisciplinary programme aims to meet this need. 

Learning outcomes

  • Have a systematic understanding of diabetes informed by the latest scholarship
  • Have a critical awareness of the current problems / new insights in diabetes.
  • Demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research tools for diabetes
  • Develop new skills to a high level including novel and emerging techniques in diabetes
  • Be able to act in a variety of professional contexts on the topic of diabetes
  • Be able to take significant responsibility for leading diabetes research
  • Be able to self-evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic / professional development in diabetes
  • Be able to scrutinise and reflect on diabetes social norms and relationships and act to change them
  • Career Opportunities

    Specialist training in diabetes at postgraduate level offered by National University of Ireland, Galway will demonstrate an academic commitment to diabetes care and research, and therefore will allow the graduate to be competitive in pursing future healthcare opportunities.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include
    • Diabetes
    • Foundations of Health Promotion
    • Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice
    • Lifestyle Risk Factor Modification
    • Research Project

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 13 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    90 ECTS


    On Campus, Blended

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    Upper Second Class

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Successful applicants will possess at least a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 degree in an appropriate clinical or life science degree program. For those who do not hold a primary degree at the required level, a special case will be made if they have demonstrated aptitude for the course material through at least three years of high quality work experience in a relevant field of diabetes health. 

    Candidates coming to Ireland from abroad or who do not have a degree from Ireland or the UK will be asked to provide evidence of an acceptable result in one of the recognised English language proficiency tests, e.g., IELTS total score of 6.5.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 13 months.
    • EU/EEA

      6500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 13 months.


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