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Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

The importance of good nutrition in ensuring a healthy, disease-free human life is currently very high in the public and scientific roughout the Nutritional Science Masters degree, we aim to guide you to an in-depth understanding of the broad discipline of Nutritional Science through the study of its different aspects both at theoretical and practical levels.

In particular our MSc curriculum covers foundation and advanced human nutrition, nutrient analysis, food policy, statistics and general research skills as well as applied and professional nutritional skills.

We place great emphasis on using diverse teaching media and approaches to develop both your technical skills and abilities for effective teamwork and communication.

The programme is specifically designed to allow you to apply the scientific knowledge from your first degree to develop your understanding of the science underpinning nutritional principles in relation to human health.

MSc graduates can become members of the Nutrition Society. The programme will enhance your career opportunities in the nutrition, food and health industries, or prepare you for further academic research.

Your Career

Nutritional Science is a discipline of high importance in both the public and scientific agendas for a number of reasons. Nutritional scientists endeavour to understand and reduce the impact of a broad number of diet related diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. The chief goals of the nutritional science sector are to secure a healthy ageing population and avoid malnutrition.

This Nutritional Science MSc will equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills for you to gain professional employment to start your own business venture or go on to further postgraduate study and research.

The course will allow you to engage with employers directly through work related learning experience, STEM ambassador activities or other volunteering opportunities.

The skills learnt and assessed through the course will develop your employability, and the research project will enhance your enterprise and entrepreneurship and will be recognised and valued by future employers.

Modules

In this module you will learn how to apply for funding to support a theoretical nutrition based health promotion campaign or public engagement activity. You will also gain valuable communication skills from presenting your ideas and funding bid in the form of a poster to an audience. The module will help to support you to develop a range of knowledge skills, behaviours, attributes and attitudes which will enable you to be successful not just in employment but in life.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,500

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree related to biology, or a science degree including components of biology and/or nutrition.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more