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.

This contemporary masters degree is designed to develop professionals with a broad range of skills in human nutrition who are equipped to manage and lead in a range of dynamic settings, such as public health nutrition, health promotion, sports nutrition, the media, research and government.

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 region.
  • 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 will be accredited with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) allowing students who have completed the masters to apply for direct entry at associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
  • 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 degree but we offer three exit awards: PgCert, PgDip and MSc.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year - Full-time

Module Details:

Postgraduate Certificate

To achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to obtain 60 credits by completing the three core modules below.

Core modules

  • HNUT706 Nutrition Science 20 Credits
  • HNUT702 Applied Nutrition 20 Credits
  • HNUT707 Applied Epidemiology 20 Credits

Postgraduate Diploma

To achieve a postgraduate diploma, you will have first completed the PgCert and need to obtain an additional 60 credits (to give 120 credits in total). This must include the three core modules.

Core modules

  • HNUT703 Applied Sports Nutrition 20 Credits
  • HNUT705 Public Health Nutrition 20 Credits
  • ADV715 Project Design for Research 20 Credits

MSc

To achieve a full master degree, you will have first completed the PgDip and need to obtain an additional 60 credits (to give 180 credits in total).

Core module

  • ADV716 Research Dissertation 60 Credits

Student Destinations

Successful completion allows graduates to work in a variety of nutrition-related areas such as public health, food and/or health industries, the media, nutrition policy development, teaching and research for health and education services, or other organisations.

Fees

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees/tuition-fees

Entry Requirements

You need to have a BSc (Hons) degree at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent in a science or social science subject.

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