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Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders (MRes)

Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders (MRes)

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

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Course Summary


This rewarding research-based programme will prepare you for a career in nutrition research, clinical environment or the health industry. With an increasing need for research experts in nutrition, collaborate with internationally renowned experts in the field to tackle modern metabolic diseases and the impact on human health.

This specialist programme offers a highly topical theoretical and practical training in the science behind nutrition in preparation for your rewarding career within health research, a clinical environment or the health industry.

With the imminent global obesity crisis and the associated increase in human metabolic disorders, there is increasing demand for interventions and experts who can offer solutions for healthy diets and nutrition to tackle these issues.

You will be taught by renowned experts in the field who have made an impact in topical areas of nutrition and metabolism. You will also conduct your own research and could choose from a variety of research topics including: the gut microbiota, Polyphenols and cardiovascular disease, the impact of meal times, the importance of breakfast, type 2 diabetes, dietary interventions for obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the endocrine regulation of appetite and bodyweight.

Career Options

Graduates can go on to further study, conduct research within academia or the food industry, work in pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and scientific writing.

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Full time


1 year

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This module is compulsory for all students following the MRes Cell Biomedicine and MRes, MRes Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders, because it provides students with in depth practice of research project design, planning and execution. It accounts for two thirds of the total MRes programme credits. Carrying out first-hand original research with data collection provides a valuable opportunity for the students to apply and develop the knowledge gained in the rest of the programme, in particular the research methods module and the programme specific theory module ‘Cells, Disease and Therapy’ or ‘Obesity and Metabolism’.

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Entry requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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