This MSc is designed to prepare you for professional practice in public health nutrition in the EU or internationally, and is accredited by The Nutrition Society. All three programmes build on a sound theoretical framework, and apply this to enable you to solve nutrition-related health problems, in whatever setting you work. On successful completion of the MSc programme, you will be able to register as an associate public health nutritionist on the professional register of The Nutrition Society.
Careers: The course will enable you to practise as a public health nutritionist or pursue a career in research
Normal University attendance is for two three-day teaching blocks per module: three modules in the first semester and three in the second semester. You would normally be expected to successfully complete the first three modules before progressing to the modules in the second semester. Once you have completed all the taught modules, you will register for a 14-week dissertation (MSc only) via traditional research or via a professional project. Programmes at PG Cert and PG Dip levels are also available or you may register for stand-alone assessed modules.
The MSc modules are:
Plus: Research project and dissertation (60 credits)
You may apply for credits for prior learning in relevant topics
Assessment: Assignments, presentations, dissertation
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Second-class honours degree in nutrition, dietetics or other biomedical or health science; ability to study at HE7 in the form of (i) a relevant professional qualification at a suitable level, (ii) relevant post-qualifying professional experience, or (iii) intercalation on a UK undergraduate medical degree and successful completion of at least three years of the programme.
Other qualifications may be considered; prior work experience is desirable but not essential; you must satisfy the Regulations for Admission to Degree Programmes, as specified in Section 4 of the Universitys General Regulations (English language: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for speakers of other languages).
No work experience is required.
The MSc in Public Health Nutrition is accredited by the Nutrition Society.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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