Postgraduate Course

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

UK fee

£3,780 for the full course (2023/24)

Course level



PG Cert

Start date



Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Long-Term Conditions at the University of Derby will:

This course will prepare you for case management of long-term conditions. On successful completion, you should be capable of moving into a case management role.

Develop case management skills

This course is ideal for you if you are working in a professional role where you need case management skills, such as that of community matron, nurse practitioner or district nurse. You will gain knowledge in long-term condition management at individual and strategic level. There is the opportunity to study an option module that allows you to focus on an area of particular interest to you. This can be negotiated with the Programme Leader.

Advance your career

When you have completed this course, you will be capable of working in roles involving case management. You could also continue your professional development further by completing a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in a course such as Leadership in Health and Social Care.

We’re proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. Please check the website for the latest information.

Multi-Faith Centre, Kedleston Road

Postgraduate Open Event

Join us at an upcoming Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

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What you will study

You will study the modules below, to equate to 60 credits:

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

You will be assessed via presentations and assignments.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need a degree or equivalent qualification, and you must already be working in a healthcare environment.

As this course is an interim award of MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care, you'll need to apply for the MSc. However, you don't have to go on to complete the full masters if you don't want to, you can stop after you've completed your PG Cert.

Fees and funding

2023/24 (August 2023 - July 2024)


£3,780 for the full course

£3,780 for the full course




Please note fees normally increase in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees, which is reviewed on an annual basis. The total fee you pay may therefore increase after one year of study.

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

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Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

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How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

UK students

Apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University


You'll gain an award which reflects the current health agenda in relation to long term condition management, and enables you to demonstrate competency in assessment at advanced practitioner level.

You'll be encouraged to lead and develop the service; to demonstrate innovative practice and challenge traditional working practices.

Contact us

Course: Mandy Holgate (Programme leader)  +44 (0)1332 502307

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.