Postgraduate Diploma Online

Obesity and Weight Management (Online)

12 months
4500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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Our Obesity and Weight Management (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc is led by dedicated experts in the field and will equip you with the skills needed to confidently support those living with obesity. The course is part-time, so you will be able to study around you work commitments, allowing you to further your knowledge without quitting your day job.


In recent years an increase in obesity prevalence has been highlighted in almost every country in the world. This creates a particular public health crisis in some countries that have to combat high rates of infectious disease, malnutrition and now also obesity.

The modules in this Obesity and Weight Management (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc are designed to extend medical knowledge of obesity and to facilitate the enhancement of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice – the six competency domains described by the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (Obesity Competencies, The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative, 2019).

The diploma in weight management aims to:

  • Produce graduates who can articulate professional decisions, incorporating an evidence-based rationale, in a variety of diverse and complex situations.
  • Extend the scope of practice by exploring obesity and weight management in more depth, utilising knowledge gained in the previous modules.
  • Produce graduates with an in-depth and contemporary knowledge of the science of obesity and weight management, who are equipped to work and lead in the delivery and advancement of related care, and who can advocate for policies and practice that are free of weight bias and have the potential for stigmatisation.
  • Produce graduates who demonstrate an awareness of the complex nature of obesity and have the ability to work in multi-agency, multi-cultural and/or international contexts where they use language that is respectful, non-judgemental and non-biased.
  • Develop leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of evidence-based care to patients who are living with obesity.
  • Produce graduates who have an extensive knowledge and understanding of research methods and an ability to apply these attributes in relation to furthering the scientific evidence-base for the benefit of people living with obesity.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Adipose Tissue and Energy Balance 
  • Obesity: Obesity Epidemiology and Population Health 
  • Obesity in Relation to Disease, Genetics and Environmental Factors 
  • Personalised Weight Management: Surgical Interventions 

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 weight management courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • Applicants to our diploma in obesity management will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare or management field.
  • Registered healthcare professionals or experienced managers working in the healthcare field, 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.
  • National

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


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