MSc(MedSci) Diabetes

In response to the global epidemic in obesity and diabetes the University of Glasgow has developed this MSc in Diabetes. To address the immense challenge presented by this disease, it is essential that the researchers and medical practitioners of tomorrow understand the cutting edge advances and technologies to tackle diabetes.


  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Utilize state-of-the-art research facilities to study obesity, metabolic disease and diabetes from the whole body to the molecular level and you will undertake a research project/dissertation in these areas.
  • With a focus entirely on research rather than health care management, you will be taught by clinicians and scientists known for their world-class research.
  • The University of Glasgow is expert in establishing disease-specific bioresources linked with routinely-acquired anonymised data from the National Health Service in Scotland and UK Biobank.
  • The collective expertise within the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences spans a full range from molecular and biomarker/ “-omic” techniques through clinical investigation to population-level epidemiology, clinical trials and cardiovascular endpoint adjudication.
  • An ideal degree for those aspiring to build their future career in diabetes whether in the fields of basic research, medical practice, pharmaceutical industry, public health or nutrition.
  • We aim to provide excellent research training to inspire and provide you with the confidence to join the global research effort in tackling diabetes.
  • This programme aims to provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge of pathological mechanisms and methodologies used for studying diabetes as well as providing a firm grounding in generic research skills.


Graduates may wish to pursue a career in diabetes clinical research entering clinical translational diabetes research or commercial industrial research.

Other opportunities for diabetes specialists are available in education, public health and professions allied to medicine.

The MSc Diabetes also provides an excellent basis to pursue PhD level research.

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£30,240 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time