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What will I learn?

Why study this course?

Our Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports) MSc will build the experience you gained from a related undergraduate degree and will provide you with the option to specialise in either public health nutrition or sports nutrition. Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), this master’s course will help you to develop advanced practical experience in your approach to research and practice in nutrition. By becoming an effective learner and practitioner with cross-functional skills, you’ll be well prepared for a future career in public health or sports nutrition.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

The course team on our Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports) MSc has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology and dietary assessment to clinical research and nutrition policy. These interests are reflected in the subjects you’ll study on the course.

In the core modules, you’ll explore the fundamental concepts of nutrition science and human metabolism and develop your research skills including the critical evaluation of literature, data collection and analysis. You'll also develop your laboratory techniques and methodologies for assessing the nutritional status of individuals, groups and populations.

The Human Nutrition Dissertation module will allow you to undertake a substantial piece of research in the field of nutrition. Through the analysis of data and synthesis of theory, policy and practice in relation to either public health nutrition or sports nutrition, this is your opportunity to become an expert in your own right.

On completion of the course, you will be eligible to become a registrant with the AfN as an associate nutritionist, which will allow you to place the designatory ANutr after your name. After three years of relevant experience as an associate nutritionist, you can become a full registrant. You can apply under one of five specialisms: public health, sports and exercise, nutrition science, animal or food.

Assessment

This course is assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Professional accreditation

The course has been accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) since 2011.

Where this course can take you

Career opportunities include roles in the food industry, research, local authorities, governmental bodies, the media and charitable organisations. You’ll also be well placed to apply for research studentships with a view to completing a PhD. Employment opportunities are currently increasing in both fields.

Which department am I in?

School of Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Please contact the University for fee details.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Holloway

166-220 Holloway Road,

Islington,

N7 8DB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed US Bachelor degrees with Cumulative Grade Point Average minimum of 2.70/4.00 is required with at least 30 credits from one specific subject area, and a relevant well written statement in support of the application that demonstrates the applicant’s suitability, interest and motivation will be considered. Academic IELTS Overall score required: 6.0. Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

For international students

You will be required to have: a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) UK undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry, sports science or physiology (other related subjects will be considered on an individual basis). Academic IELTS: Overall score required: 6.0; Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT): Overall score required: 72; Component scores required: Listening: 17; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Speaking: 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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