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Applied Human Nutrition MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Applied Human Nutrition MSc or PGDip or PGCert

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Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Applied Human Nutrition is a practical, research driven master course. It details the science behind the nutritional requirements of humans from pre-conception to old age.

Poor nutrition is causing increasing public health problems in all sectors and ages. This is especially clear among the young and the elderly. On this course you will examine:

the specific problems of global nutrition and the implications for public health
the provision of food and nutrients to the body, facilitating optimum physical and mental development and health maintenance.

Our Oxford Centre for Nutrition and Health (OxBCNH) is the UK's first research centre dedicated to functional foods. The Centre has excellent links with the food industry.

As part of your research project you will have opportunities to work with the Oxford Centre for Nutrition and Health. You can get involved with cutting edge research that helps the government and food industry develop new products with specific health and nutritional benefits.

Career prospects

Graduates pursue a range of nutrition-related careers, particularly in:

  • health promotion as food and health co-ordinators
  • industry with food and drink manufacturers and retailers
  • medical food companies
  • food service providers
  • trade associations
  • government and policy to improve the health of the population
  • research in universities, food companies or research institutes.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Accreditation(s)

Our course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Modules

This module involves original research in the study of a specific topic in nutrition. Past research projects include the effect of cocoa beverages on blood pressure, nutrient losses in cooking, and fruit and vegetable consumption of the elderly of WHO guidelines. The choice of topic is by negotiation between you and an appropriate member of teaching staff acting as supervisor.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

In order to successfully complete a postgraduate course, applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world, and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching, coming second in...more

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