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Overweight and obesity are directly and indirectly linked to health and disease. Prevelance is increasing globally, particularly in western industrialised countries such as the UK, but also in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation or 'westernisation'.

Why Study Obesity and Weight Management with us?

This Obesity and Weight Management programme offered by the University of Chester was the first of its type to run in UK and Ireland, and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists. The specialist input from field experts and academics keeps the course fresh and up to date to cater for the needs of professionals working in this area.  

While this is a focused professional development course aimed at healthcare professionals from around the world, it is also suitable for newly qualified graduates aspiring to work in this high-profile area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Obesity Epidemic – weight management as a public health issue
  • Causes and assessment of obesity
  • Dietary Approaches to Weight Management
  • Exercise and Weight Management
  • Behaviour modification in weight management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity

                    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Duration description
                      PgDip - 1 year, PgCert - 1 year
                    • Average part-time duration 24 months
                    • Duration description
                      MSc - 2-4 years, PgDip - 2-4 years, PgCert - 1-2 years
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus
                  • More information Go to the programme website

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                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: Lower Second Class

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  General Requirements


                      • The course is open to candidates with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in health, nutrition, exercise or closely related subject area. Appropriate equivalent professional qualifications may also be considered.
                      • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 
                      • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        12000 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        5856 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 5850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                      • PgDip - £8,000
                      • PgCert - £4,000

                      Living costs for Chester

                      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                      The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

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