What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (24 months)

Tuition fees
£9,335.00 (US$ 11,518) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

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Start date

5 October 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark they will typically be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Higher marks, either overall or in relevant courses, may be required for admission to some degrees.

For international students

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. Students need to have 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English

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About this uni

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

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