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Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care

Duration: 22 Months

University of Warwick

With 537 million adults and 1.1 million children across the globe living with diabetes, there is a significant demand for healthcare professionals to treat and manage this disease. This comprehensive programme focuses on obtaining a leading-edge understanding of all aspects of Diabetes Care.

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Programme Details


The MSc in Diabetes Care accredited by the University of Warwick is now the largest online diabetes course in the United Kingdom welcoming 200 - 300 clinicians annually.

Combining practical and case-based learning, delivered by a network of local and global diabetes experts, this online Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Science in Diabetes Care from the University of Warwick gives participants a deep understanding of all aspects of diabetes management, enabling graduates to excel in their healthcare career. 

Designed specifically to cater to busy healthcare professionals, the programme is based on international best practice in diabetes education and follows the patient journey from diagnosis to old age. The programme owes its success to the high calibre online learning experience and the resultant word of mouth from students and alumni.   

About the University of Warwick

About the University of Warwick

Ranked 9th in the UK and 61st in the World, the University of Warwick is a world-leading Russell Group institution. It is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence delivering the highest standards of education, research, information and materials to improve the quality of healthcare globally.

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Why the University of Warwick?

  • Top 10 UK university
  • 7th within the Russell Group ranking
  • A global centre of academic excellence
A world-class student experience

A world-class student experience

The programme is a truly transformative user experience. The content is rich, compelling, engaging and innovative. It includes interactive video, 2D & 3D animations, medical imagery and instructional competency-focused pedagogy. Students will interact and engage in:

  • Weekly synchronous online tutorials throughout the course

  • Highly interactive content and tutor-moderated discussion forums

  • Reflective exercises to test your thinking and learning application

The programme management team provide superb mentorship and pastoral care to ensure high engagement and pass rates.

Who is this programme for?

Who is this programme for?

The programme is an interprofessional Education qualification whereby we upskill the multidisciplinary team collectively for optimal patient outcomes. The majority of the participants on the programme are doctors and nurses but we also have a wonderful mix of pharmacists, dieticians and other members of the integrated care team.   

Programme Overview

This programme blends self-directed learning and Tutor-led group learning. Throughout the programme, you'll engage in: online group tutorials, tutor-moderated discussion forums, interactive case studies, reflective exercises. The programme is broken down into the following modules:

Programme Modules:

  • The global epidemiology and burden of diabetes

  • Diabetes diagnosis

  • Screening for diabetes

  • Prevention of diabetes and prediabetes

  • Classification of diabetes

  • Evidence Based Medicine

  • Patient Empowerment

  • Psychology and Behavioural Change

  • Structured Education Programmes

  • Physical Activity

  • Self-Monitoring and Sick Days

  • Acute Complications

  • Rationale for Evidenced based treatment of diabetes

  • Diabetes and Primary Care

  • Drug treatments

  • Using insulin and CSII

  • Surgery to treat diabetes

  • Diabetes in children and adolescents

  • Pathophysiology of microvascular complications of diabetes

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Diabetic nephropathy

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Foot care in diabetes

  • Introduction to primary, secondary and tertiary complications

  • Pathophysiology of macrovascular complications

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)

  • Cerebrovascular disease

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

  • Treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia

  • Primary and secondary prevention of macrovascular complications

  • Diabetes and pregnancy (including Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

  • Diabetes in later life

  • Sports and travel

  • Ramadan and Hajj

  • Mental health issues

  • Organisation of Diabetes & Chronic Care Model Revisited

  • Taught component (Tutorials)

  • Research proposal submission

  • Research Project

Your Dedicated Tutors

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Colin Kenny

Dr Colin J. Kenny

Programme Director

Pam Brown

Dr Pam Brown

Martin Hadley-Brown

Dr Martin Hadley-Brown

Suzanne Kelly

Dr Suzanne Kelly

Su Down

Su Down

Ralph Audehm

Dr Ralph Audehm

Paul Newman

Dr Paul Newman

Nicki Milne

Nicola Milne

Mohamed Farghaly

Dr Mohamed Farghaly

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan

Course Benefits

Enhanced Patient Outcomes

Graduates of this programme put the patient at the heart of diabetes service delivery. They have reported a substantial improvement on quality of care and patient outcomes

Enhance your CV, boost your career

The PgDip meets with the educational requirements for CNS status and the Masters meets with the educational requirements for ANP status. Physicians in the UK can also claim GPwER post qualification

World-leading faculty

Our tutor faculty comprise world-leading Diabetes experts. Many contribute to the NICE guidelines and are national and global diabetes leads whilst still remaining working clinicians at the coalface of diabetes care

A Truly Global Programme

Developed by international Diabetes experts. Participants from across the globe (70+ nationalities) study together, learning from each other's experiences and forming a global network of like-minded diabetes clinicians.

A world-class online learning experience

The programme is a truly transformative user experience. The content is rich, compelling, engaging and innovative. It includes interactive video, 2D & 3D animations, medical imagery and instructional competency-focused pedagogy.

Easy-to-use online student portal

The online learning environment is accessible anytime, anywhere on any device designed with the busy diabetes clinician in mind.

Discounts and Flexible Payment Options available

We offer early registration discounts, bulk payment discounts and flexible payment plans to make this programme affordable and accessible to clinicians

World Leading Brand

Graduates of this programme will hold a qualification from a prestigious Russell Group University ranked 9th in the UK and 62nd in the World

I chose to do the iheed Diabetes course because Diabetes is a very complex area and I felt I needed to get up to date and confident in a rapidly emerging field. The course is really well structured. It is a lot of work, but it is all relevant.  I would 100% recommend this programme.

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Geraint WarlowGP, Ireland

Online learning was an excellent experience for me especially in the middle of the pandemic. It allowed me to study when and where I chose, in bite sized chunks, with the added bonus of a weekly face to face tutorial. It enabled the whole group to interact and share knowledge and experience whilst also benefiting from the vast experience of some world class tutors. I would highly recommend this programme to fellow clinicians.

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Julie ParryPractice Nurse with Special interest in Diabetes, UK

I wholeheartedly​ recommend the University of Warwick Masters in Diabetes Care. It greatly increased my level of confidence in caring for my patients. The course was very enjoyable. I received great support from my co coordinator and tutors. The platform is user friendly and is full​ of helpful resources and reading materials. Sign up ...you will be glad you did.

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Paula MayeDiabetes Specialist Nurse, Ireland

Studying on this course has been a truly enriching experience. It has given me the skills and the confidence to analyse the delivery of local diabetes services and see and assess how we can improve our patient outcomes. I highly recommend this course to all my colleagues

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Dr Shafaq ShoebFamily Medicine Consultant, Qatar

I liked the weekly tutorials, which provided an interactive way to learn and engage with practitioners across various countries. The lecturers were welcoming and excellent, offering support through WhatsApp to all group members.

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Subash MawjiGP, Australia

This semester was eye-opening. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge, giving me more confidence in my daily practice. I use evidence-based information more often than before.

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Sneeta Sushanth KamathGP, UK

Your Questions Answered

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Master of Science in Diabetes Care programme. If your query is not answered, please reach out to us on the live chat on the site.

Yes, to take the programme you must be a medical professional who is in full employment in a medical practice throughout the duration of the programme.

The university has a supportive policy of enabling broader access to the programme to health professionals that do not hold bachelor degrees.  The process for admission is slightly longer than normal, but is designed to ensure people coming on the programme have the best possible opportunity to perform strongly. We will ask you to provide a 500 word evidence-based review and then attend an interview after, if you do not hold a health or medical related degree.

You would need to first study the PG Diploma which is a 1 year programme.  There has been a number of important changes in areas of Diabetes recently and this is reflected in the PG Diploma.

Yes, this is certainly an international qualification and we have a number of students from many countries studying the programme.  It is a level 7 on the UK national framework but as a top 8 ranking university in the UK and 62nd in the world the accreditation can be used globally.

Please see the link to the Accreditation page here.

There are 6 written assessments and 2 exams that you need to do for the PG Diploma.  The M.Sc. is a professional project which requires a 4,000 word research article and a conference poster presentation.

You can speak to your employer about funding options available and you can also apply for a UK student finance loan if you wish to study the full Masters. Student finance for undergraduates: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To apply for your place on a programme, all you have to is to fill out the online application form, and when requested send in proof of eligibility (confirmation of your previous degree/other qualifications).

Yes, please see the link to the funding pages here.

Please see the link to the payment options pages here.

Please contact your Educational Advisor for more information on pricing and offer.

Yes, please see the link to the full programme curriculum here.