University of Chester

University of Chester

Obesity and Weight Management

The programme is run in association with the National Obesity Forum. It was the first of its type in the UK and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists. Students travel from all over Ireland for the series of 6 weekend modules which is then followed by a period of home-based learning.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to candidates with a minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills (such as those in the leisure and fitness industry).

Course modules

Modules include: The obesity epidemic (weight management as a public health issue); causes and assessment of overweight and obesity; dietary approaches to weight management; exercise and weight management; childhood obesity; research methods and data analysis (core module for MSc students); research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include: Written assignments; poster presentations; MSc students are required to complete a personal research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West
National Training Centre - Dublin 7

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000