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Obesity and Weight Management - MSc


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Part time September, March MSc 2 years

About the course

The online Obesity and Weight Management MSc provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma.

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Entry Requirements

Entry to the two year Obesity and Weight Management MSc will require successful completion of the Obesity and Weight Management Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). This can be from Diploma MSc, the University of South Wales or another UK university (having completed similar modules).

Individuals who have not completed the postgraduate diploma can apply for the Obesity and Weight Management MSc as a two year course consisting of eight modules (180 credits) with the first 120 credits deriving from the postgraduate diploma.

Entry requirements for the two-year course are as for the Postgraduate Diploma.


Fees

£3,900 (1 year)
£8,400 (2 years)

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Student Profile(s)

Manjit Dol MSc, Personal Trainer (GB)

Having successfully complete the Diploma MSc Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management, a smile was permanent fixture on Manjit Dol’s face at Graduation. About his experience on the course he said: “It was fantastic. I really enjoyed it. The online Student Support Team were absolutely brilliant. And once you get used to Moodle it’s invaluable.”

Unlike the rest of the students in his group, Manjit isn’t a doctor. Yet: “I have my own business offering personal training and life coaching, and I took the course as it will help me to diversify my business into the wellbeing sector. Being the only non-doctor was a little daunting at first as a lot of the modules are clinically based but I rose to the challenge and now I’m determined to complete the MSc and then a PhD.”

‘Learning online made getting the qualification possible’

Based in Swindon, Manjit found being able to complete his postgraduate diploma online a real benefit: “I work 12-hour shifts, 6 days a week, and with 7-year-old twins, I already had a lot to juggle; adding studying to the equation was an even bigger challenge. Had I had to physically go to a university, at set times, I wouldn’t have been able to get the qualification. Being able to study online and fit it around my other commitments was just perfect for me.”

Manjit initially had concerns that as he was dedicating Sunday to his studies, any questions he may have had, may not be answered in a timely manner as it was the weekend. But he needn’t have worried: “Tutors and the support team are so quick to get back to you when you have a question. They couldn’t have done more to help as I got the impression they wanted me to succeed as much as I did.”

Dr Elisabeth Kraus MSc (GB)

"I’ve always been passionate about nutrition and how it affects my patients’ health and body weight. I chose the Diploma/MSc in Obesity and Weight Management at the University of South Wales because at the time I was travelling a great deal and it was entirely accessible online. I was thrilled to discover that I had chosen a stimulating, comprehensive and academically rigorous course. Although I was somewhat surprised at how much time was required for me to do it justice, it was really worth the investment: I have gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities of obesity and weight management, as well as greatly improved skills in critical appraisal, and much more. The online platform allowed for plenty of discussion and interaction with tutors and colleagues. Working together with colleagues from different parts of the world was a privilege and a reminder that overweight and obesity is a global issue affecting millions in our modern world. I can highly recommend the course and would encourage anyone who is considering doing it, to get started sooner rather than later."

Patrycja Tobolska MSc, Dietetic Assistant (GB)

"I fully enjoyed doing my PGDip and MSc in Obesity and Weight Management. Both degrees are very intensive however"

Mary Gayle MSc, Teacher (US)

"The modules were fun and collaborative. The tutors are motivating and encouraging."

Mags Carey MSc, Nutritionist (GB)

"I was a little apprehensive initially about the distance learning aspect of the course but it was so structured and organised that I could fit it around my busy lifestyle. Milestones and deadlines were well spaced out and regular contact with both fellow students and tutors kept the momentum going. The moodle was really easy to use and the support from the staff was second to none. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and cannot believe I am actually finished already! I would highly recommend this approach to other busy professionals looking to expand their knowledge and further their learning and careers."

Scholarships

You can also spread the cost of studying with our payment plans - making studying with us and progressing your career even more affordable.

This applies only to new students. Students who complete the 1 year PgDip and return for the 1 year Msc are entitled to a separate discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£180

Eligibility

If you pay your £180 deposit within 7 days of being accepted onto the course you will receive a £180 discount off the remaining balance

Application Procedure

The discount will automatically be applied if you pay your deposit within 7 days of being accepted onto the course. The discount will be taken off the balance.

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