• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Obesity and Weight Management (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales focuses on enabling health care professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to treat patients effectively.

About

Run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the Obesity and Weight Management (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales 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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • The adipocyte, regulation of appetite and nutrition
  • Obesity: defining obesity, epidemiology and health risks
  • Causation of obesity and weight gain in relation to disease and genetics
  • Weight Management, Diet, exercise and changing behaviour
  • Weight Management – Medical treatments and emerging therapies
  • Surgical approaches to weight management
  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Entry to the 1 year MSc programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University. You may apply for the MSc as a two year course, completing all 8 modules (180 credits).
  • Applicants without recognised qualifications but have relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills will also be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
  • Qualification certificates
  • One written reference

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Option A: £3420.00
  • Option C: £570.00

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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