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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-21

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

The modern world needs graduates who can accurately represent, explain and further develop nutritional science. On our MSc Human Nutrition course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of current issues in the field of human nutrition.

This course is taught by leading experts at the frontline of research and practice, ensuring everything you learn is relevant and valued by employers. We were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of our research excellence in the field of food and nutrition.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, giving you the academic requirements needed to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, once you graduate.

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. Throughout the course, we’ll develop your knowledge and scientific research skills to an advanced level, in addition to your professional development, 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, 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.

As the field of nutrition grows, so do the number of job opportunities and careers available. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, giving you the academic requirements needed to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, once you graduate.

Over 85% of graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study.* Our alumni take on roles as nutritionists and healthcare assistants. Graduates go on to work for the NHS trusts, food production companies, Government departments, nutrition organisations, sports clubs, and start-ups.

Modules

This module is designed to give students exposure to the practical methods of dietary and nutritional status assessment. Many of these techniques are used in clinical nutrition, nutrition research, surveys and individual and population monitoring. By the end of this module students will be able to critically evaluate the use and appropriateness of assessment methods in a variety of settings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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

Each year the University of Surrey welcomes over 4,000 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries worldwide. The university prides itself on its excellent international community, celebrating cultural diversity of all students and staff. The university has a rich history, originally dating back to 1891 when the university’s forerunner the Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded. In the early 1960s the institute was moved to a...more

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