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Chronic Disease Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Previous degree


Distance learning available


Student visa accepted?



1 year (full-time)

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 10 for Student ExperienceThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 5 for Teaching Quality

This course has been selected for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Students from selected Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship – which covers tuition fees, travel, and a maintenance stipend – by 14th of December 2023. Find out more.

Tackle complex barriers to behaviour change with our hands-on Chronic Disease Management master’s

Promote and support behaviour change with our skill-enriching Chronic Disease Management master’s. You will specialise in the prevention, assessment, and management of chronic disease while covering:

  • the roles of nutrition and physical activity
  • self-care
  • engaging with hard-to-reach groups
  • working with individuals, groups, and populations
  • research methods.

Network with local organisations

We have fantastic links with local organisations within:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • social care
  • the charity sector.

We regularly work with these organisations so you can enhance your skills and network.

Exceptional teaching and support

You will learn from academics committed to your personal and professional growth. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.

We are also rated in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023).

Study around your schedule

This postgraduate Chronic Disease Management course has a flexible structure – you can join full-time or study alongside other commitments.

Work placements: hands-on experience

You can complete a work placement to bridge the gap between theory and hands-on experience. Working in healthcare, you will gain insight into the industry’s demands while building your practical skills.

If you already work within healthcare, you may be able to undertake your placement at your current job.

Please note: this course is subject to revalidation.


Dr Kyriaki Myrissa

Subject Lead - PGR

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Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above from a UK university, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.


Previous degree

Additional requirement information

Relevant degrees include nutrition, biosciences and applied health degrees (such as nursing, medicine or allied health), health and exercise science or social science.

Individual consideration will be given to those who have obtained a 2:2 degree classification (or equivalent). Evidence of recent academic study - or a period of professional experience with responsibilities in a relevant field - is also required.

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

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Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

Assessment is by online discussion, essays, case studies, reflective accounts, presentations, practical assessment, literature reviews, an evaluative report and a research dissertation.

Support is provided for assignments and the additional needs of those returning to study after a considerable break will be identified.

Career opportunities

With our Chronic Disease Management master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as adaptability, communication, and effective problem-solving.

Contact our Career Services at for further information on jobs and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Chronic Disease Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert include:

healthcaresocial carepublic health departments

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September 2024

January 2025

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