Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes (Online Delivery)

Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes (Online Delivery)

Diabetes is a growing worldwide epidemic. Consequently, emphasis is placed on tackling this disease through all members of the multidisciplinary team.

This clinically-focussed one year online postgraduate diploma in diabetes is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate diabetes service, and independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for diabetes care. This course focuses on the person with diabetes and supports the improvement of care, and recognises the contribution of the whole diabetes team and prepares professionals for specialist practice.

The curriculum is based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education produced by the International Diabetes Federation and meets the highest international standards for diabetes education.

What you will study


The postgraduate diploma in diabetes starts with a one day residential induction of clinically focussed teaching at the University’s Glyntaff campus, followed by these modules:

  • Principles of Diabetes
  • Approaches to Care
  • Promoting Self Care
  • Management of Diabetes
  • Complications (1)
  • Complications (2)

Each easy to use online module will last six weeks, using real life case problems linked to forum based discussions, a reflective portfolio, group activities and a case-based examination.

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Entry Requirements

First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications)

Health-related background

APL may be negotiated on an individual basis


The PGDip and MSc Diabetes courses are run in conjunction with a partner company and do not attract standard university fees. The fees for 2015/16 are £3,750 for the PGDip Diabetes and a further £3,750 for the MSc Diabetes, for both home and international students. Further details can be obtained from Katie Lowe at or by visiting the MSc Diploma website

There will be additional travel and residential costs for a one day induction course at the University of South Wales. Please allow £25 – £49 for recommended accommodation.

There is also travel and residential costs for the induction course for international students in South Africa. The suggested accommodation costs in South Africa are 550R-750R.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

To find the fee for this course, please visit our money website.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Part Time 1 Years Start Date: Mar 2016
    • Part Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Part Time 1 Years Start Date: Mar 2017
        • Part Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017