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Obesity and Clinical Nutrition MSc

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Nursing: Specific Conditions Medical Specialisations: F-O

Course type


Course Summary

Obesity is a complex illness which requires an understanding of multiple treatment modalities. In this unique and world-leading MSc, students will learn the latest evidence base on the treatment of obesity which will incorporate state of the art research in the area, new technologies and real-life treatment of this disease through clinical visits. The programme will offer specialised training in the clinical and scientific basis of overnutrition and obesity, and in public health measures and therapeutic approaches aimed at preventing and treating obesity. Graduates will develop a thorough grounding in the theory and application of nutrition in prevention and treatment of obesity and its complications, and good understanding of the causes, and current best practice for treating overweight and obesity as observed in clinical practice. They will be knowledgeable in public health nutrition issues and the strategies employed at both national and local levels. Specialist knowledge related to research on obesity and its complications and health risks will be acquired upon completion of the research project. Graduates will also develop a range of intellectual, academic, practical and research skills as part of the course related to the interpretation and evaluation of the academic literature.


This MSc programme is planned and developed by experienced research and teaching academics in the areas of cardiometabolic disease and obesity and with the feedback from professionals with clinical work experience.


The MSc programme is expected to be popular among a range of health professionals in the UK and abroad who seek specialty training in the areas of obesity management and prevention. Whilst this MSc does not lead to registration to practice as a dietitian, it provides a firm foundation for an application for registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN), a professional body that holds the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), a competency-based register of nutritionists.


MEDC0039 Research Methods - Core
MEDC0035 Disease and Disordered Eating - Core
MEDC0036 Therapeutic Aspects of Nutrition - Core
MEDC0105 Obesity and Weight Management - Core
MEDC0037 Practical Nutritional Assessment - Core
MEDC0034 Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Core
MEDC0033 Disease Related Malnutrition - Core
MEDC0104 Obesity and Public Health Nutrition - Core
MEDC0104 Obesity and Public Health Nutrition - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

University information

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is a highly prestigious institution, with one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London. The university has nurtured countless inspiring minds and 30 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to current or former staff and students. UCL is home to almost 24,000 postgraduate students, with a total student population of 42,000 from over 150 countries...more