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MSc Human Nutrition

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    MSc 1 year full-time

Course Description

Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background, this broad-ranging programme offers you an advanced understanding of nutrition and the links between diet and health. Core nutrition science will underpin a critical evaluation of the role of nutrition in public health at the local, national and international level.

Key features

  • Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background, this full time programme will provide you with a new and alternative career pathway.
    Train to become an evidence-based nutrition professional equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings.
  • The only programme of this type in the South West.
  • Delivered by a team with extensive experience in the delivery of masters level modules and a diverse range of expertise in nutrition, public health, research, sports nutrition and physiology. The team have external recognition for the quality of feedback to support student learning.
  • The programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Students who have successfully completed the programme are eligible to apply via Direct Entry for the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionist as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).
  • Train and practice your professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place. 
  • Focuses on public health nutrition and disease prevention at the local, national and international level.
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of current and topical issues in sports nutrition and apply them to current practice utilising links with local sporting partnerships. 
  • Engage with local AfN registrants who will provide curriculum enrichment, local expertise and knowledge of future career pathways.
  • Research-informed teaching will be embedded throughout the curriculum.
  • Issues around sustainability of nutrition will be threaded throughout the programme. 
  • Gain a core understanding of professional practice and ethics, elements of which are embedded within the programme.
  • Please note that when you enrol on this programme, you always enrol to study the master's degree but we offer three exit awards: PgCert, PgDip and MSc.

Entry Requirements

UK

We usually consider a BSc (Hons) degree with 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant science subject that provides underpinning knowledge in the biosciences (e.g. biology, psychology, food science). We may consider other degrees at 2:1 or above providing you have evidence of previous science study. Although priority will be given to those with a 2:1 degree, applicants with a 2:2 degree will be considered. 

International

We would usually consider a BSc (Hons) degree with 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant science or social science subject that provides underpinning knowledge in the biosciences. We may consider other degrees at 2:1 or above providing you have evidence of recent Level 3 biology or chemistry study within the last 10 years. Applicants with a 2:2 degree or a 2:1 ordinary degree will be considered by the academic team and are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Fees

For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more.

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

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