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Diabetes (MSc)

The MSc in Diabetes is designed specifically for doctors and other healthcare professionals who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Diabetes and wish to pursue further studies in this field.

The course aims to:

  • Develop students’ critical independence and intellectual integrity with specific reference to diabetes and applied diabetes research.
  • Develop an enthusiastic and supportive online community of medical healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes health care, linked via a learning environment that promotes clinical and academic collaboration extending beyond the life of the programme.
  • Develop an international community of doctors and other healthcare professionals equipped with the skill set to become leaders and innovators in the field of diabetes.
  • Establish a stimulating environment for research, teaching and education about diabetes.
  • Encourage a culture for training of health care professionals by the development of a network of experienced clinical teachers.

This part-time, distance-learning MSc runs over a period of 12 months. The MSc will begin with an introductory section (approximately 12 weeks) where you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills in analysis methodologies, critical appraisal and scientific writing.

You will then proceed to writing your Master’s dissertation of up to 20,000 words over the remainder of the year. 

This can be in the form of either:

  • Primary data analysis using an existing dataset (to which either the student or the supervisor has access and all appropriate ethical and legal clearance to use),

  • A systematic literature review with appraisal of published evidence, leading to guideline development.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • A stimulating environment for research, teaching and education about diabetes.
  • An enthusiastic and supportive online community of medical healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes health care, linked via a learning environment.

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2019
Hyd3 blwyddyn
FfurfPart-Time - Distance Learning
Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn

Meini prawf derbyn

Students must have completed the Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes with a Merit or Distinction. 

Note: The modules taught as part of the Diabetes PgDip course are also available as standalone modules. 

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

The MSc course consists of one stage (post-diploma) – “stage R” (research dissertation stage), which lasts for 12 months (inclusive of 12 week introductory section) and will include a dissertation of 60 credits at Level 7, to achieve a combined total of 180 credits (including 120 credits from the Postgraduate Diploma course) to achieve the MSc.

Entry to the MSc stage is available to a selected number of candidates. Your dissertation, which will normally be of not more than 20,000 words and supported by such other material as may be considered appropriate to the subject, will embody the results of your period of project work. The subject of each student’s dissertation will be approved by the Chair of the Board of Studies concerned or his/her nominee.

The dissertation is worth 60 credits and, in combination with the postgraduate diploma taught stage(s), is weighted 50% for the purpose of calculating the final mark:

Stage Weighting

Taught modules (from PG Diploma in Diabetes) -  50%

Dissertation (stage R) -50%

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2019/20. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2019.

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Blwyddyn dau

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Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Dissertation: MSc in DiabetesMET33360 credits
Dissertation: MSc in DiabetesMET33360 credits
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

Studies at MSc dissertation level will largely consist of guided independent study and research, making use of the extensive learning and research facilities available. A project supervisor will be allocated to support and advise you on researching and writing up your specific dissertation topic. A formative module on Research Methods will be delivered online via Cardiff University’s online learning platform, Learning Central.

All relevant course content and library resources will be available via the course website. Students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the course and inform further course developments via online surveys and representation at course board meetings.

How will I be assessed?

The introductory section of the course will be formatively assessed by the following components:

  • Weekly tutor-led scientific discussions
  • Personal portfolio
  • Group and individual contribution to a scientific ‘mini-project’.

Following completion of the introductory stage, you will proceed to complete a dissertation under the guidance of a personal supervisor. The dissertation will be formally assessed upon submission.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

As the course is delivered entirely online, it provides a flexible learning environment with rapid and efficient communication between peers, tutors and administrative staff.

A steering committee provides a forum for discussion of the MSc programme. The committee, whose membership includes academic and administrative staff, a learning technologist and student representation, meets regularly in order to monitor curriculum content and delivery, and review evaluation results and procedures. All students will be contacted at the start of the course to ask for a student representative to be nominated to this committee. There is also a dedicated discussion forum on the website for student-staff issues.

A team of supervisors provide expertise in assessing and providing feedback. All students will be allocated a personal supervisor for the MSc programme with additional pastoral tutor support as required. You will be able to reflect on weekly learning, abilities and progress via entries in your personal portfolio and will receive regular feedback on individual performance from your supervisors. The supervisor will schedule regular online contact to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and provide written feedback on a draft prior to final submission.

Please refer to student handbook for further detail.


You will receive informal feedback on your individual performance by your personal supervisor at regular intervals throughout the introductory section, with formal feedback upon completion.

Formative feedback will be communicated through electronic and written means in a timely manner. Summative feedback on assessment will be delivered within the timeframe set by the University.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

By fully engaging in this Master's level course, you will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of skills and abilities which you can apply to any professional setting. In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will have the opportunity to practise and develop abilities in critical analysis, the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others. Through the research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance skills in literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

By fully engaging in the course, you should also be able to:

  • Appraise, interpret and apply appropriate research methodologies to supplement diabetes care.
  • Evaluate a range of research methods and statistical analyses to resolve a clinical question relating to diabetes-related care.
  • Be able to apply sound principles of informed consent, research governance and data protection to clinical research studies.
  • Write effectively for the scientific literature and to complete applications for research funding.
  • Critically evaluate and interpret scientific data relating to diabetes epidemiology, investigation and management.

This Masters programme enables you to demonstrate you are taking the opportunity to develop your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and in dealing with complex issues.

Whilst we do not formally assess clinical skills or competencies in a face-to-face context (so the programme is not a substitute for a formal specialty training programme), studying at this level should help successful students demonstrate numerous academic skills that should be highly regarded in relation to their career development and progression.

In particular, the programme offers opportunities to demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills in relation to the application of evidence-based medicine and the potential enhancement of services and governance frameworks. As such, it should provide evidence of commitment and potential that may assist you in relation to taking on greater responsibilities or perhaps seeking management, research, scholarship, or leadership roles.

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Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.

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A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

You will need a reliable computer with high speed Internet access (and up-to-date virus and malware protection) and appropriate software.