Nutrition and Food Sciences MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Applicants should normally possess an honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-based discipline.
  • Academic title
    Nutrition and Food Sciences MSc
  • Course description
    The course is designed to provide an in-depth insight into the principles of human nutrition and food sciences, and their application to healthy food provision for various groups of people. It draws on the expertise of a department that has taught nutrition, food science and related subjects at a high level for over 30 years. The course combines both taught and project elements.

    Course Structure
    The course is modular in format. Students must complete eight taught modules (September-June), plus a dissertation (equivalent to four modules; July-September).

    -Nutrition and Public Health 1
    -Nutrition and Public Health 2
    -Food Technology
    -Food Science 1
    -Food Safety 1 (Microbiological Aspects)
    -Food Safety 2 (Nutritional Aspects)
    -Food Science 2
    -Research Methodology for Postgraduate Students

    Teaching and Assessment
    The course is taught through lectures, seminars, intensive tutorials and an individually supervised project. Assessment is via course assignments, exams and a viva voce examination.

    Career Opportunities

    Government initiatives in the UK and other countries have increasingly drawn attention to the need for qualified nutritionists to help implement dietary guidelines in the community. There is also a shortage of people with appropriate knowledge of food science and nutrition in various sectors of the food industry. This course provides an opportunity for graduates to move into an area of high employment potential. You will be able to further your career in community nutrition, health
    education, the food industry or in Further or Higher Education.

    Recent graduates have found employment as:

    -Nutritionists in the community and in government departments.
    -Health promotion officer (nutrition).
    -Product development/quality control officers/ nutrition advisers in British and international food companies.
    -Lecturer in Further/Higher Education.

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