Diabetes Care and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • English
Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. Healthcare professionals with expertise in diabetes care are in high demand. The work is challenging but rewarding, and the field needs talented professionals with a real commitment to the common good. The Diabetes Care and Management programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  


GCU’s MSc Diabetes Care and Management will prepare you to advance your career with confidence – and help people in your community enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives.

The MSc Diabetes Care and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University is multidisciplinary, bringing together key insights from multiple fields. You'll learn about best practices in diabetes care and management from a broad range of perspectives.

  • Understand the biology of the disease
  • Learn about preventing, diagnosing and managing diabetes
  • Recognise diabetes complications
  • Explore the latest research in the field
  • Survey up-to-date advances in management and care
  • Acquire the skills to collaborate on active research

Hands-on research is an essential part of the programme. You’ll join a team of hard-working healthcare professionals exploring important questions in diabetes research.

What kind of research?

  • Obesity and vascular changes in type 2 diabetes Adipocyte pathophysiology in diabetes
  • Diabetes and the fetoplacental circulation
  • Novel in-vitro methods of assessing vascular function in health and disease
  • Alteration of vascular reactivity by insulin and cortisol
  • Effect of glucose concentration on blood vessel contractibility

Keeping the programme career-focused, our top six students undertake a short clinical attachment at a local hospital. This opportunity helps them solidify their skills and make a positive impact on patients in a real-world setting.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates go on to do good work in general practice, hospitals and industry. Some choose to study for the UK General Medical Council exams (PLAB 1 and 2) and go on to work in the NHS.

Programme Structure

  • Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach
  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics of Diabetes
  • The Lower Limb and Foot in Diabetes – Evaluation of Risk;
  • Skills for Professional Practice for Health Sciences
  • Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Management of Diabetes
  • Supporting Anticipatory Care for Long Term Conditions
  • Management Reflective Wok-based Practice
  • Project Dissertation - Diabetes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 22 January  and 14 September 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time : 36 Months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Typical entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent). Applicants will normally be registered Health Care Professionals.

CPD Certificate

It is possible to undertake Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach, as a stand alone CPD certificate and gain credits towards a future Masters level degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
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  • RUK: £5500
  • EU: £5500



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