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What will I learn?

Nutritional science is a subject of growing importance in many aspects of healthcare, lifestyle and industry. Accredited by the Association of Nutrition (AfN), this Human Nutrition degree aims to explore how our choices of foods affect the biochemical and physiological functions of cells and organs, and how our diets influence physical, mental and social health.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Experience an expert evidence-based approach to human nutrition, integrated teaching on basic sciences, clinical practice and public health applications.
  • Four different specialisation areas are provided – Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Obesity & Weight Management and Sports & Exercise Nutrition.
  • Learn through an in-depth, evidence based, critical approach and specialise in a particular area
  • There is a long tradition of excellence in nutrition at the University of Glasgow, with pioneering research by Cathcart, Paton and Boyd. More recently Durnin, Cockburn and Dunnigan. While current Glasgow academics continue to make important contributions in the field of nutrition.
  • Be taught by international staff and external experts, offering great flexibility to suit individual student needs.
  • A range of transferable skills are integrated and embedded into this programme, for example, critical review skills, which are highly sought after within the competitive job market.
  • Develop a substantial research proposal as a team.
  • Gain valuable understanding and a range of skills for interdisciplinary working and interpreting nutrition research.
  • Be part of a very supportive environment: feedback from past students emphasises the dedication, approachability and enthusiasm of the programme team.
  • Teaching will mainly take place off-campus at the recently refurbished Glasgow Royal Infirmary, with its state of the art teaching facilities.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates are well placed for a variety of employment opportunities in the food and health industries, public health, research, health promotion, food policy, the media and relief/development work in less developed countries.

There is an expanding role for high quality nutritionists in all these sectors and the programme is intended to meet this demand.

This course provides a sound basis from which to apply for employment in advisory positions in industry or government agencies, to undertake professional training in dietetics, or for further doctoral-level research training for academic or teaching careers.

A high proportion of our graduates go on to complete PhDs in Glasgow or other high quality institutions across the world.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,000.00 (US$ 35,786) per year
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected November 2021

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

An Honours degree in a suitable science subject, or an ordinary degree in a highly relevant subject such as nutrition or dietetics from an institution recognised by the University Court. You are required to provide two references, a full degree transcript and a personal statement with your application. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0. ibTOEFL: 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

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