MSc Diabetes Care and Management

Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. Highly qualified healthcare professionals with expertise in diabetes care are in high demand. The work is challenging but rewarding, and the field needs talented health care professionals with a real commitment to the common good.

The MSc Diabetes Care and Management is multidisciplinary, bringing together key insights from multiple fields. During this masters degree you will learn about best practices in health management and diabetes from a broad range of perspectives.

  • Understand the biology of the disease
  • Learn about preventing, diagnosing and managing diabetes
  • Recognise diabetes complications
  • Explore the latest research in the field
  • Survey up-to-date advances in management and care
  • Acquire the skills to collaborate on active clinical research

Keeping the programme career-focused, our diabetes care and management masters students undertake a number of clinical attachments at local hospitals. This opportunity helps them solidify their skills and make a positive impact on patients in a real-world setting. The final Project/Dissertation Diabetes module gives students the opportunity to obtain an enhanced understanding of an area of diabetes or to undertake a clinical audit in collaboration with local diabetes consultants.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates go on to do good work in general practice, hospitals and clinics. Some choose to study for the UK General Medical Council GMC exams (PLAB 1 and 2) and go on to work in the NHS.

Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach; Pathophysiology and Therapeutics of Diabetes; The Lower Limb and Foot in Diabetes – Evaluation of Risk; Skills for Professional Practice for Health Sciences; Chronic Complications of Diabetes; Nutrition and Lifestyle Management of Diabetes; Supporting Anticipatory Care for Long Term Conditions Management (Diabetes) or Advancing Practice in Diabetes Care and Management; Reflective Work-based Practice; and Project/Dissertation Diabetes. 

It is possible to undertake Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach, as a stand alone CPD certificate; Post Experience Certificate, and gain credits towards a future Masters level degree.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
16 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
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Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
16 Months
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
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Typical entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent).

Applicants will normally be registered health care professionals.  

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

CPD Certificate

It is possible to undertake Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach as a standalone CPD certificate and gain credits towards a future Masters level degree.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Annual full-time tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £6,000
EU and International: £13,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

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Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

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We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.