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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Obesity and Weight Management (Online)

Diploma MSc

12 months
4500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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The Obesity and Weight Management (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc will enable healthcare professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to treat patients effectively.

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Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales and on successful completion of this course, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management (Online) .

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.  


On completion of the Obesity and Weight Management (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A systematic understanding of the care of patients in obesity and weight management.
  • A critical awareness of current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking weight and obesity management treatments.
  • An advanced knowledge of obesity and weight management that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.
  • An ability to use knowledge to adapt professional practice to meet the changing demands of healthcare systems.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • 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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • Applicants will typically hold 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.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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