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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

13-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Careers with this subject

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.

Key features

  • Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background - this part-time programme, the only one of this type in the South West region, offers you the chance to discover a new and alternative career pathway, with the added flexibility of balancing study with other commitments.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of nutrition and links between diet and health.
  • Critically evaluate the role of public health nutrition in addressing current issues in human health at the local, national and international level.
  • Understand the role of nutrition in exercise and sports performance and be able to apply this in a real world setting.
  • Train to become an evidence-based nutrition professional, equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings. Professional practice elements are embedded throughout the curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Benefit from the input of local registered nutritionists - take advantage of opportunities to engage and benefit from curriculum enrichment, local expertise and knowledge of future career pathways.
  • Develop key skills in designing and undertaking high quality nutrition-based research - research informed teaching is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Explore sustainability in nutrition throughout the duration of your study.
  • Apply for direct entry at associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, following completion of the programme.
  • Graduate equipped to succeed in a variety of nutrition related areas such as public health, food and / or health industries (commercial or private), the media, nutrition policy development, teaching and research for health and education services, government and other organisations.

This MSc in Human Nutrition will be delivered on a two year part-time basis. Core modules in the science of food, nutrition and human health will underpin an advanced understanding of links between diet and health at the individual, population and strategic level. Nutritional epidemiology will be studied to inform the practice of public health nutrition and how key issues in population health may be addressed. Key and topical issues in sports nutrition will be studied and applied to real world situations. Research modules will provide you with key research skills to design and carry out high quality nutrition research under supervision. You'll become a nutrition professional equipped to work in a range of nutrition settings and you will be eligible to apply to register as an associate nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.

Modules

This module examines the physiological and metabolic background to nutrition exploring the evidence base linking diet and health. Basic nutritional metabolism will be covered and then used as the basis to discuss the role of metabolism in various conditions as well as exploring practical difficulties of implementing changes to diet.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£553 per 10 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more