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Human Nutrition MSc(MedSci)/PgDip

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    NOV

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 39

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    211 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    29th

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