Ulster University
Diabetes PgCert
Ulster University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of core principles underlying the scientific basis of diabetes and diabesity in clinical practice, covering key aspects in the cellular and biochemical events in insulin secretion and action, pharmacology of diabetes therapies and the clinical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of this major chronic metabolic condition.

The academic content of this programme will provide you with the opportunity to specialise further in your own scientific field and give you the confidence to compete for higher specialist posts in the health services and industry.

Professional Recognition - This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) from September 2019 onwards. Module selection may vary.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Applicants must: (a) have gained (i) a degree in a relevant Life Sciences discipline or another related discipline from a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification in a relevant Life Science discipline or another related discipline; and (b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS students whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with no contributing band at less than 5.5) or equivalent or as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and /or (b) (c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiental learning a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. English Language Requirements English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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