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Obesity and Weight Management MSc (PGDip/PGCert)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Parkgate Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Undertake advanced-level education and learn the necessary skills to work in the exciting areas of obesity prevention and treatment.

Course overview

Overweight and obesity are directly related to health and wellbeing and global prevalence is rising. This course provides advanced-level education and training for those with, or seeking, roles in obesity prevention, weight management or health promotion. The course focuses on obesity and weight management, including the latest in public health, psychology, anthropometrics, diet, exercise and research methods. Our students also conduct their own Master's research project. Three of our modules have practical sessions so you can develop your skills further, and there is provisional opportunity to undertake a placement if you wish.

Why study this course with us?

This course was the first of its type to run in the UK. It is delivered by our team of teaching experts who are nutrition, dietetics, public health, research and exercise specialists. We also have visiting real-world lecturers to enhance your experience. This keeps the course fresh and up to date to cater for the needs of professionals working in this area. We also have practical sessions to develop the skills you need to work in this area.

Our course is structured so you can work or live further afield and still study. Modules are delivered in three-day blocks which are spaced out and include a half-day tutorial. You can complete the course part time or full time.

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.

There are provisional optional opportunities for placements locally or further afield to enhance your employability. These may be useful if you are not already working in this area. There is also the opportunity to undertake basic life support and other training. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

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