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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Human Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a research-led curriculum to develop a deep understanding of current issues in the field of human nutrition.
  • Learn from lecturers who’ve been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of their research excellence in the field of food and nutrition.
  • Access our multi-million-pound biomedical laboratories, kitted out with the latest industry equipment, to measure rates of synthesis, disposal and conversion of metabolites.
  • Join one of our research groups to take part in seminars and workshops, and benefit from our links with renowned research institutions across the world.
  • Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) to work as an associate nutritionist once you’ve graduated.

What you will study

You’ll investigate the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, supported by a full appreciation for the nutritional mechanisms involved. You’ll develop your knowledge and scientific research skills to an advanced level, preparing you for a career in nutritional sciences.

You’ll study topics, including the fundamentals of human nutrition, international and public health nutrition, metabolic nutrition, and sports and exercise nutrition.

You’ll also complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our researchers, ensuring you get the best support.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This means you’ll be eligible to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists to work as an associate nutritionist (ANutr) on successful completion of your studies. Once you’ve gained three years of post-degree professional experience, you’ll be eligible to apply for registered nutritionist status (RNutr). ANutr and RNutr nutritionists are the only evidence-based nutritionists recognised by Public Health England and the Department of Health.

Modules

This module explores the molecular and genetic basis of nutrients in health and disease. Taught by a collective expertise within the Biosciences of the University students will be well equipped with the fundamentals of molecular biology and how this is applied to current research and understanding in nutrition. By the end of the module students will be able to critically appraise topical research in this area and evaluate how new knowledge helps underpin current understanding of disease.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,800

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

22,400

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical sciences, Biological sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Dietetics, Forensic science, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physiology or Veterinary, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider substantial relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. Professional qualifications in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine can also be considered. Not accepted: Food Quality and Safety / Food Science and Engineering.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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