What will I learn?

Warwick's Diabetes MSc/PGCert/PGDip will teach you the skills and knowledge required to provide high quality care for your patients. With outstanding expertise and facilities, Warwick Medical School will enable you to reach your full potential.

Course Overview

With more than 3.5 million people in the UK now known to have diabetes and a further 549,000 estimated to have undiagnosed diabetes, there has never been a more important time for healthcare professionals to ensure they are fully equipped to deal with this long-term condition. Complications from poorly managed diabetes include blindness, heart disease and amputation. It is therefore essential that diabetes is diagnosed earlier and managed effectively to ensure positive outcomes for patients. If you are a healthcare professional involved in diabetes care, this programme will enable you to develop your knowledge at an academic level. This programme is available to study full-time or part-time to fit in around busy working schedules and will equip you with the essential knowledge to make a tangible difference in an area of rising concern.

Teaching and Assessment

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practise the skills you have learnt during the sessions. Modules are organised in blocks of intensive study lasting either four or five days at a time.

Assessment for each module varies between written essays of 4,000 words each, or an essay and a case study totalling 4,000 words. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.

Skills from this degree

You will gain the skills to analyse and critically appraise clinical evidence in relation to the care of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Students can also exit with PgCert (Part time - 1 year), PGDip (Part time - 2 years) awards.

Which department am I in?

Warwick Medical School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£27,160.00 (US$ 33,510) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2020

Start date

September 2020


University of Warwick


CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelors Degree. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of at least 6.5.

For international students

Students need to have First degree (2:ii) or equivalent and current registration as a healthcare professional alongside two years post-registration experience in working with patients with diabetes. Students need to have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. Students need to have: Overall Score of 92 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21); Overall score: 180 in Cambridge Advanced (CAE); 180 overall; no component below 170 in Cambridge Proficiency (CPE); 62 (including 51 + in all components) in Pearson (Academic) [PTE].

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About this uni

The University of Warwick is a world-leading university, which inspires, excites, invigorates and supports its students.

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