Obesity Care and Management, PGCert / PGDip / MS

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
  • English


The modules in the / PGDip / MSc Obesity Care and Management critically review the latest research on obesity in order to prepare students to deal with the complexity of the condition, whilst ensuring a compassionate approach to dealing with those people requiring obesity care. The modules in the Postgraduate Diploma from the London South Bank University build on these skills whilst also allowing for specialisation in a particular area so that students may further develop their professional practice. You will then have the opportunity progress to the MSc where you can undertake an original research-based enquiry, in an area of personal interest, relevant to your specific area of professional practice. It is possible for students to enrol on individual modules to enhance their knowledge in a specific area.

All material is evidence-based and referenced using the latest research material. Current practice guidelines are taken from professional bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, British Psychological Society, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Public Health England (PHE). Comparisons are also made with guidelines in other countries to ensure students are acquainted with best practice from across the globe.
Graduates of this course will enhance their knowledge and expertise in the area of obesity care and management. The course develops confident, highly skilled practitioners with a well-rounded understanding of the obesity problem and how to practically treat and manage it. It will give them the knowledge to make an impact in helping deal with the obesity epidemic.

Programme Structure

PGCert modules
  • Obesity: Causes and Consequences (Core)
  • Obesity: Behavioural Aspects (Core)
  • Obesity: The Solutions? (Core)
PGDip (PGCert and a choice of 3 modules)
  • The Obese Person (Core)
  • Obesity and Reproductive Health
  • Paediatric Obesity
  • Nutritional Approaches to Obesity
  • Comparative Approaches to Obesity Care Services
  • Specialist Obesity Care Services
  • Research in Health and Social Care (core for MSc)
MSc (3 modules from PGDip and the following)
  • Research Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time PgCert: 3 modules: 12 weeks per module; Part-time PgDip: PGCert and 3 modules: 12 weeks per module; Part-time top-up to MSc: PGDip and dissertation: 12 weeks per module

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant health or social care, or biomedical discipline or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to Level 6 abilities eg working as a senior nurse/midwife or healthcare practitioner in a leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students with such entry qualifications will take Obesity: Causes and Consequences at Level 6
  • Students should be working in a relevant area and have a minimum of one year experience
  • Proficiency in the English Language (equivalent to IELTS Level 7, min 6.5 in all components

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1185 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1185 GBP per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1185 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1185 GBP per module and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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