MSc Diabetes Practice (Distance Learning)

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

Course Overview

Designed for Health Care Professionals that work in a variety of settings and roles. This flexible distance learning programme is structured to fit around working life and will advance your knowledge, clinical skills and experience to improve diabetes care.

Key Features

Our multidisciplinary curriculum will combine distance learning with practical skills delivered in two 5-day residential workshops. You will undertake either a dissertation or a work-based portfolio to evaluate and reflect on knowledge gained within a professional work environment. 

Our programme will provide fundamental and advanced knowledge in clinical skill, experience and professioanl behaviour, addressing knowledge gaps in order to meet the health and care needs of people with diabetes.

Credits for Non-Medical Prescribing can be included via AP(e)L


During each year you will be required to study 60 credits, in the form of two distance learning modules and one residential module. In addition, a 60 credit dissertation or workplace portfolio can be completed throughout the two year programme. Exit qualifications are also available at PGCert and PGDip level. Both residential modules are also available as CPD short course modules.

Ensuring the course is reflective of educational and practice requirements, module contents include;

  • Clinical based case studies
  • Problem based learning scenarios
  • Interactive teaching materials

Additionally, if students have completed a Non-medical prescribing course credits and be included via AP(e)L.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 in a relevant subject preferably with clinical experience.

Applications will be considered for applicants with considerable experience in a healthcare discipline, for further information please contact: or

How To Apply

1. Online 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: Tel: +44(0)1792 295358

Reference form

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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 Part-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

Tuition fees do not cover the cost of travel and accommodation for either residential module held in Swansea. Food will be provided at lunch times during the workshops and evening meals during the symposiums all other subsistence must be covered by the students.

Funding opportunities

PG loans available. Find out what funding is available here