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MSc Obesity and Weight Management (Online Delivery)

MSc Obesity and Weight Management (Online Delivery)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Dietetics Nursing: Specific Conditions Medical Specialisations: F-O Weight Control / Slimming

Course type


Course Summary

Obesity is a global epidemic and a leading cause of several major non-communicable diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Prevention and management is critical in reducing the considerable health costs of obesity. This online Obesity and Weight Management course focuses on enabling health care professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to treat patients effectively.

Run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the Masters course in Obesity and Weight Management creates professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Obesity and Weight Management. It will develop problem solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role. On completion, you will have an applied understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in an appropriate clinical setting; and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline informed by current scholarship and research.


This professional project aims to develop an ability to critically evaluate areas of professional practice of your choice and develop skills in independent research and study. You will produce a report of 12,000 words which will include a project proposal of 1,500 words and the remaining 10,500 words will consist of a literature review and evidence appraisal, clinical or organisational practice audit. It will also involve the implementation of evidence-based practice and undertaking qualitative or quantitative research. As part of the module you will be in regular contact with your tutor who will offer guidance and supervision either via email, telephone or SKYPE.


The Obesity & Weight Management courses have been developed for health professionals who are interested in a leadership role within weight and obesity management including GP’s, doctors, nurses, physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists, and counsellors running clinics. Following successful completion of this specialised course, you will have the knowledge to further improve patient care and it could enhance your future career progression.

Different course options

Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode



1 year

Start date



Module Aims To help students recognise, understand, interpret and apply methods used in healthcare research. Understand, interpret and apply basic statistics and epidemiological terms. Understand and critically appraise the various methodologies specific to obesity and weight management research. Understand and critically appraise the various studies used in clinical and scientific research such as single blind studies, double blind placebo controlled studies and meta-analyses.
Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal - Core
Surgical approaches to weight management - Core
Weight Management - Medical treatments and emerging therapies - Core
Weight Management, Diet, exercise and changing behaviour - Core
The adipocyte, regulation of appetite and nutrition - Core
Obesity: defining obesity, epidemiology and health risks - Core
Causation of obesity and weight gain in relation to disease and genetics - Core
Professional Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for September 2020: ₹791,204.89

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for September 2020: ₹791,204.89

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.