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MSc Nutrition in Practice

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    MSc: 15 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Course Description

Help tackle the big public health issues of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by becoming an expert in food and nutrition. By looking at how lifestyle affects food and nutrition, the vested interests of the food industry, and the role of food and nutrition in disease, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the current issues, allowing you to make a positive difference in a variety of nutritional-related roles around the world.

You will develop practical skills such as the ability to devise programmes for interventions, secure funding from commissioners, and report your findings to wider audiences. By working face-to-face with local community groups, and using marketing tools such as journals, websites, media presentations, workshops and social media, you’ll understand how to successfully engage with audiences and influence behaviour change. 

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Sports Science, Sports & Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health or Psychology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference; all applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.

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Student Destinations

Your future job options are varied and can meet your own professional interests. You could work in nutritional research at a charity, in the food industry with a major retailer, or in international public health delivering nutrition programmes. Other options are also available to you in public health departments, local government, the NHS, consultancy work, specialist service provision or in the media.

Nutritionist
Community Development Worker
Nutrition Researcher
Food Industry Nutritionist

Module Details

A population and lifespan based approach to the nutritional needs of individuals and communities, and contemporary issues influencing these.

Study the food systems currently operating across the food chain in agriculture, processing, distribution, retailing and food service. We will increase your awareness of the properties and behaviour of food, and how various systems are managed and operated.

Examine lifestyle conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity and analyse the health, psychosocial, cultural and socioeconomic determinants associated with prevalence.

Explore the theory and principles of human nutrition. You’ll focus on integration of nutritional science, clinical science, and food science. Alongside theory, you will develop skills to critically evaluate and integrate current research.

Examine the role of nutrition in the aetiology and trends of nutrition-related diseases. You’ll look at the strengths and weaknesses of nutritional epidemiological methods, design concepts and application of appropriate statistical methods.

An opportunity to undertake a small scale piece of research and / or development that supports your health-related practice within nutrition.

Develop both theoretical and practical skills that you will use in your dissertation module.

A four to six week work experience placement taking place either in the UK or abroad over the summer.

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