MSc Obesity

This newly established masters programme provides a broad and comprehensive curriculum that is clinically relevant and that also has a strong theoretical basis. Obesity is a major health problem, both for affected individuals and for society. There is a growing awareness of the need to provide effective treatments and prevention strategies. The motivation in developing this programme at the University of Galway is two-fold: To inform better, evidence-based, compassionate and dignified care to patients affected by obesity and related disorders and secondly to inform better population level strategies to mitigate the obesity epidemic.

Programme Aim

This “two-pronged” approach is a strong theme throughout the programme, reflected in the two distinct obesity modules that form part of the core learning. This programme aims to allow  students to develop in-depth knowledge of the various therapeutic strategies available to patients and will understand the factors underlying variations in the obesity phenotype. Students will also appreciate the potential benefits and disadvantages of various population level strategies that can be formulated to address the obesity crisis, and the societal, political and legislative challenges faced in deploying these.

Programme Duration

The start date for this year’s MSc will be in September 2023. This course can be taught as 1 year, full-time or 2 years, part-time. 

Applications for the 2023 intake are now being accepted.

Check out our portfolio of Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Health programmes
which also includes the MSc Preventive Cardiology Msc Cardioavascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, PG Cert (Cardiac Rehabilitation), MSc Diabetes.