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This programme is dedicated to healthcare professionals who specialise in diabetes. It aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide high quality care for your patients.

The flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period suited to your own professional needs and circumstances.

Taught by experts in diabetes from Warwick Medical School, this is an interactive programme where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for GPs, hospital doctors, specialist nurses and other health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes.

Course structure

You can take the programme in one year, as a full-time student, or on a part-time basis over three years. Based on modular learning, it gives you the opportunity to progress from Certificate to Diploma.
Part Time Structure:
Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate*): Take Three Core Modules
Module name CATS Core/option
Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development 5 Core
PC929 Applied pharmacology and therapeutics in diabetes care 20 Core
Advancing diabetes care: Evidence into practice 20 Core
Preventing diabetes complications: an evidence based approach 20 Core
Year 2 (Postgraduate Diploma*): Take Two Core Modules and One Optional Core Module
Module name CATS Core/option
MH907 Diabetes in Pregnancy 20 Core
MH909 Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy: Principles and Practice

Please note: This module will not be running beyond this 19/20 academic year. We will update this page soon with the new module.
20 Core
MH923 Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care 20 Optional Core
MD915 Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Distance Learning) 20 Optional Core

*We are making some exciting changes to the PGCert/PGDip to increase the choice of modules. As soon as the changes are approved we will update this page.

Entry requirements

First degree or equivalent and current registration as a healthcare professional alongside two years’ post-registration experience in Diabetics. Applicants without a degree may be admitted to a Postgraduate Award.

English language requirements: Band A with specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Teaching methods

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt during the sessions. Modules are organised in blocks of intensive study lasting either four or five days at a time.


Assessment for each module varies between written essays of 4,000 words each, or an essay and a case study totalling 4,000 words. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report and a poster presentation.

Key Facts


Siobhan Flood/Katie Robertson


Course Leader: Jayne Hodgkiss

Qualification: PGDip, PGCert or PGA


Full time: 1 year

Part time: 1-2 years

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Not sure a Masters is for you?

You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 CATS) or a Postgraduate Diploma (120 CATS)

How to Apply