Masters/Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition
These courses are accredited by the Association for Nutrition www.associationfornutrition.org
Masters – 11 months full-time or 2 years part-time
Diploma – 9 months full-time or 2 years part-time
The Masters course provides innovative Research training in Human Nutrition. It is recognised by the Nutrition Society, the main professional body for nutritionists in the UK. The course gives students a thorough grounding in five core components of Human Nutrition through taught modules in Biochemistry, Epidemiology & Community Nutrition, Molecular Nutrition, Physiology, Nutrition in Developing Countries and Clinical Nutrition. Students gain direct research experience by carrying out a five month empirical research project. Project topics tend to reflect the research strengths of the Unit.
The Postgraduate Diploma course shares the same taught structure as the Masters course. This is followed by a three month library based research project.
The course is taught by experienced research scientists who are specialists in their field. The main body of teaching is carried out by Lecturers from the Human Nutrition Unit supported by senior academics from the School of Medicine.
Graduates from a wide variety of academic backgrounds covering social, pure and applied science, are eligible to apply. The career pathways of students are varied.
Students are equipped with the necessary skills to work as nutritionists within community, industrial, academic and research settings.
The Masters & Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition taught components are:
- Nutritional Biochemistry (15 credits)
- Epidemiology & Community Nutrition (15 credits)
- Physiology (15 credits)
- Nutrition in Developing Countries (15 credits)
- Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
- Molecular Nutrition (10 credits)
The research components are: