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Food and Human Nutrition PhD

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Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | 11-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

11-JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Nutrition Food Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

PhD supervision covers a number of research topics supported by our research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to understanding how food and food constituents affect human health and well-being, relating to healthy ageing, food security, sensory quality, international nutrition and personalised nutrition.

Much of the research is multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary, via links across research areas within the School, and across the University through the Human Nutrition Research Centre.

Research themes

health benefits of consuming selected foods and food types, eg whole grains, carrots, nitrate-rich vegetables, food supplements, regarding cardiovascular health, cancer, sarcopenia, cell damage
elucidation of roles of fat-soluble vitamins in health and disease, eg vitamins A and D, modelling and understanding sources and metabolism in humans and farm animals
medicinal properties of herbs and plant extracts, eg effects on cognitive performance, pain, mood, well-being, dementia
effects of production/processing factors on food composition & sensory quality, eg effects of organic/conventional production, supply chain temperatures, varieties/breeds.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,327 - £15,127 per year. The fees stated are for 2019 entry only. We are aligning our 2020 entry tuition fees for students with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a master’s degree would be advantageous.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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