Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Diabetes Care and Management

The programme equips healthcare professionals (HCPs) from all backgrounds with the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to deliver the best care to patients with diabetes. The programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of diabetes, allowing integration of key discipline areas in the understanding of the biology of the disease, its diagnosis and the understanding of the complications of diabetes, their prevention and management. It emphasises the importance of research and development in the subject area and exposes you to the latest advances in the understanding of health and disease; equipping you with the competencies to take part in active research.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) from a recognised institute of higher education or NHS institute. Applicants will normally be registered HCPs. For mature candidates, equivalence to an Honours degree may be demonstrated through the University's procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). International students whose first language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (with no single element below 5.5) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: 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; optimising health and well-being in diabetes; reflective work-based practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each module will be assessed individually by a combination of course work and formal examination.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 16 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 3 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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