1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    PGDip 1Yr FT
    PGDip 2Yr FT
    PGCert 1Yr FT
    PGCert 1Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2:1

Course Overview

This flexible programme has been designed for Health Care Professionals with a special interest in Diabetes with advanced knowledge, clinical skills and experience to improve diabetes care

Key Features

  • Bridging the knowledge gap to meet the health and care needs of people with diabetes, including the support of effective self-care management
  • Providing fundamental and advanced knowledge, clinical skills, experience and professional behaviour
  • A multidisciplinary curriculum combining online learning with practical skills modules delivered as 5-day residential workshops
  • Undertake a dissertation or work-based portfolio to evaluate and reflect on knowledge gained within a professional work environment
  • Credits for Non-Medical Prescribing can be included via AP(e)L


This unique programme is a modular distance learning course, offering Health Care Professionals the opportunity to graduate with MSc Diabetes Practice degree studying full or part time. Exit qualifications are also available at PG Certificate and PG Diploma level.

The curriculum is multi-disciplinary in nature, reflecting the integrated management processes within diabetes. The course not only includes specialised training, diagnostic and assessment based knowledge, but also encompasses personal and professional development, reflective practice and problem based learning.

Module content includes clinical based case studies, problem based learning scenarios and interactive teaching materials, ensuring the course is reflective of educational and practice requirements to meet local and national needs. Additionally, credits for Non-Medical Prescribing can be included via AP(e)L.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideally suited to Health Care Professionals with an interest in diabetes.  

Applicants should hold a 2.1 in a relevant subject and at least two years' clinical experience.  

How To Apply

1. Online application

Please read our Guidance Notes before applying online. Online application is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application.

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2. Apply by Post or Email

Please download our Application Pack [PDF] and send the completed form by post or email to :

Postgraduate Admissions Office 
Swansea University 
Singleton Park 
SA2 8PP 
United Kingdom

Email: postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk Tel: +44(0)1792 295358

Reference form

Please download the  Reference Form [PDF] and send to your nominated referees *Please Note - You will need the latest version of Adobe® Reader® (download here). Please remember to save your reference form as you fill it in

Admissions Policy

For more information, please download our Admissions Policy [PDF]

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £9,600 TBC
MSc Part-time £4,800 TBC
PGDip Full-time £6,400 TBC
PGDip Full-time £3,200 TBC
PGCert Full-time £3,200 TBC
PGCert Part-time £3,200 TBC

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Funding opportunities

PG loans available. Find out what funding is available here