Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) is the most extensive qualification we offer. Studied over a 2 year period, students are required to study all six 10 week modules.


The Diploma aims to:
  • equip students with an expert understanding of all aspects of Diabetes
  • prepare students for MSc study
  • provide a comprehensive and internationally distinguished programme of diabetes education for healthcare professionals 
  • develop competence in the diagnosis, treatment, and decision-making in the care of persons with diabetes;
  • develop leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of care;
  • establish a stimulating environment for research, teaching and learning about diabetes;
  • encourage a culture for training of allied healthcare professionals by the development of a network of experienced clinical teachers;
  • secure a stimulating environment for the research, teaching and learning of diabetes by the development of interdisciplinary partnerships within University of Leicester;
  • limit the preventable burden of diabetes by the development of leaders in diabetes care, the promotion of research and the application of current scientific evidence.

Additional benefits

All students that sign up to our Postgraduate Diploma will receive access to over 600 BMJ Learning CME/CPD modules and access to BMJ Best Practice, a point of care tool designed to support clinicians in their decision making from diagnosis to treatment, as well as 15% off a subscription to BMJ Quality.


To find out more about our Postgraduate Diploma, click on the links below:


Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma will be able to apply for a campus-based MSc in Diabetes, which will include a dissertation or project element.