MSc Nutrition

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    MSc: 12 months full-time

Course Description

Nutrition is a fast-moving discipline that focuses on understanding the role of diet in maintaining a healthy human body and the prevention of disease. Our Nutrition MSc course will give you an in-depth understanding of the scientific, social and ethical considerations that inform the nutrition profession, as set by the professional voluntary register of nutritionists.

Throughout the course you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles that underpin the relationships between diet, human health and wellbeing. You’ll develop your ability to critically appraise the effects of food processing on the nutritional quality of foods and the role of processed foods in the diet.

The course will encourage you to evaluate the current issues and developments related to the nutrition discipline, and propose new insights and solutions to diet-related problems.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (Hons) in a subject containing chemistry and biology content.

All key modules should also have strong grades (none below 2:2 UK equivalent). Please check your marks using international equivalent qualifications. We will ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript.

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Student Destinations

On graduating from the Nutrition MSc you’ll have the knowledge and skills relevant for registration as a qualified nutritionist, in food companies and other nutrition and health-related industries, providing personalised advice on healthy eating.

Many of our graduates go on to work as Food Nutritionists or Public Health Nutritionists.

Here are some of the roles that our graduates are now in:

  • Food Technical Graduate, Tesco PLC
  • Nutrition Advisor and Business Development Executive, I-detox International Limited
  • Product Development Officer, Premier Foods
  • R&D Technician, Kerry Foods
  • Dietetic Assistant, County Durham NHS Trust
  • Nutritionist, PepsiCo
  • Food Labelling & Nutrition Coordinator, Jordans, Dorset & Ryvita
  • Nutrition Technologist, Bakkavor

Food Nutritionists usually work in the food manufacturing industry and look at the science, ingredients, policy, legislation and regulations involved in the consumption or marketing of a food item. As a Food Nutritionist your role will vary between nutrition training or education, health promotion and assessing, setting, implementing and communicating nutritional standards and information, marketing, product development, regulatory support and scientific research.

Public Health Nutritionists develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes. As a Public Health Nutritionist you’ll undertake research and apply scientific knowledge to ensure the government, people and communities have a good understanding of the impact of food and diet on health and well-being. You’ll also be in a position to advise on how to improve the diet, nutrition and health of people and communities.

Module Details

Compulsory modules
Diet and Cardiovascular Health 10 credits
Impacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality 10 credits
Functional Foods 10 credits
Research Project: Masters Students 80 credits
Food and Cancer 10 credits
Nutrition: Policy and Practice 20 credits
Obesity and Personalised Nutrition in the 21st Century 10 credits
Applied Nutritional Epidemiology 10 credits
Nutrition Through the Lifecourse 20 credits

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