Master Human Nutrition (Public Health-Sports)

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  • Objectives
    The MSc Human Nutrition builds on your experience gained from an appropriate first degree and provides options to specialise in Public Health Nutrition or Sports Nutrition. In particular the aims are: -To offer a programme of advanced study and training for a future career in public health or sports nutrition -To advance practical experience and develop a critical and reflective approach to research and practice in nutrition -To enable you to become effective learners and practitioners by developing cross-functional skills. On completing the course, you should be able to apply to become an Associate Nutritionist (either in Public Health or Sports and Exercise) with the Nutrition Society, which will allow you to use ANutr after your name. After 3 years of relevant experience, Associate Nutritionists should be able to become either a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr) or Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (RSENutr). The course team has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology, dietary assessment and clinical research to nutrition policy. These aspects are reflected in the course. Accreditation is being sought for the course from the professional body The Nutrition Society.
  • Entry requirements
    The normal academic standard for entry is a Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry, sports science or physiology. Other releated subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Proficiency in the English Language is essential. If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6, TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.
  • Academic title
    MSc Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports)
  • Course description
    Course structure

    The MSc is a one-year full-time course, involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters commencing in either September or February. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years.

    As a full-time student you will take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.

    Core modules:

    -Assessment of Nutritional Status
    -Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health I
    -Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health II (core for the Public Health route)
    -Sports and Exercise Nutrition (core for the Sport Nutrition route)
    -Scientific Frameworks for Research

    Optional modules:

    -Nutrition Politics and Policy
    -Exercise and Health
    -Advanced Nutrition Research Techniques

    To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project and then submit a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.

    Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.

    Career opportunities include employment in the food industry, research, the media and charitable organisations. Graduates are well placed to apply for research studentships with a view to completing a PhD. Graduates should be able to register as either Associate Public Health Nutritionist or Associate Sport and Exercise Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society. Career opportunities are increasing in both fields.

    Attendance & duration

    Full-time: one year
    Part-time (day): two years

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