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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southampton General Hospital

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Learn how to give expert patient care on this MSc Diabetes Best Practice degree. You'll discover the history and causes of the disease and get practical experience of diabetes testing methods. Graduate from this master’s in diabetes with the skills to diagnose, treat and manage diabetes.

On this UK master's diabetes degree at the University of Southampton, you'll get a strong grounding in best practice for diabetes care. You’ll learn about the processes involved in diabetes treatment, including diagnosis, patient management and record-taking (known as ‘history taking’).

This course is ideal if you’re a healthcare professional involved with diabetes patients. It's also a great opportunity if you want to improve your professional skills in diabetes:

  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • psychology
  • management

Our renowned experts in their field, including clinicians and research staff, will give you an in-depth understanding of:

  • pathophysiology - disorders associated with disease
  • epidemiology - the study of disease causation
  • aetiology - the causes of disease
  • diabetes management in adults and the young (0 to 25 years)

You'll learn how to use this knowledge to improve your professional practice, and share it with colleagues and patients.

We'll also teach you key research and statistical skills to prepare you for your research project. The project is a chance to explore a specialist topic that you’re most passionate about.


You’ll improve your career potential and healthcare provision skills in the diagnosis, treatment, psychology and management of diabetes. This will give you the opportunity to take on a more specialist role and continue your professional development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,693per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    148 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%



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