Ulster University

Ulster University


The programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn the relevant and contemporary scientific issues covering aspects ranging from the mechanisms and pathophysiology of diabetes through the science underpinning clinical diagnosis and pharmacology of diabetes.

Entry requirements

Students will be considered for entry to the programme on an individual basis in line with the University's general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). The minimum criteria for entrants to the PgCert in Diabetes are as follows: Applicants must have gained a BSc Hons degree (min 2.2 classification) in a relevant Life Sciences discipline or another related discipline from a University in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or an institution which is recognised by the senate for this purpose; or hold a Graduate Diploma or an approved qualification plus a degree in a biomedical or health science or other relevant area. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements but who hold other qualifications and professional experience may be considered eligible for admission to the programme by demonstration of appropriate and significant experiential learning demonstrating that they meet graduate qualities. Candidates wishing to enter via this route must complete an APEL form (with a portfolio of evidence if appropriate) and send it with their application. Applicants will have to provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Science and yherapeutics (30 credit points); evidence-based practice in healthcare science.

Assessment methods

The programme is based on 100 per cent coursework which will be used to assess outcomes and facilitate learning and integration of knowledge. Structured coursework will include literature-based assignments, multiple-choice questions, problem-based learning, essays and other formative coursework as appropriate.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 -

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Life and Health Sciences
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