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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This broad-ranging programme offers you an advanced understanding of nutrition and the links between diet and health. Core nutrition science will underpin a critical evaluation of the role of nutrition in public health at the local, national and international level. This contemporary masters degree is designed to develop professionals with a broad range of skills in human nutrition who are equipped to manage and lead in a range of dynamic settings, such as public health nutrition, health promotion, sports nutrition, the media, research and government.

Careers with this subject

Successful completion allows graduates to work in a variety of nutrition-related areas such as public health, food and/or health industries, the media, nutrition policy development, teaching and research for health and education services, or other organisations.

Key features

  • Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background - this part-time programme, the only one of this type in the South West region, offers you the chance to discover a new and alternative career pathway, with the added flexibility of balancing study with other commitments.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of nutrition and links between diet and health.
  • Critically evaluate the role of public health nutrition in addressing current issues in human health at the local, national and international level.
  • Understand the role of nutrition in exercise and sports performance and be able to apply this in a real world setting.
  • Train to become an evidence-based nutrition professional, equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings. Professional practice elements are embedded throughout the curriculum.
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of current and topical issues in sports nutrition and apply them to current practice utilising links with local sporting partnerships.
  • Benefit from the input of local registered nutritionists - take advantage of opportunities to engage and benefit from curriculum enrichment, local expertise and knowledge of future career pathways.
  • Develop key skills in designing and undertaking high quality nutrition-based research - research informed teaching is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Explore sustainability in nutrition throughout the duration of your study.
  • Apply for direct entry at associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, following completion of the programme.
  • Graduate equipped to succeed in a variety of nutrition related areas such as public health, food and / or health industries (commercial or private), the media, nutrition policy development, teaching and research for health and education services, government and other organisations.

This MSc in Human Nutrition will be delivered on a two year part-time basis. Core modules in the science of food, nutrition and human health will underpin an advanced understanding of links between diet and health at the individual, population and strategic level. Nutritional epidemiology will be studied to inform the practice of public health nutrition and how key issues in population health may be addressed. Key and topical issues in sports nutrition will be studied and applied to real world situations. Research modules will provide you with key research skills to design and carry out high quality nutrition research under supervision. You'll become a nutrition professional equipped to work in a range of nutrition settings and you will be eligible to apply to register as an associate nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 43 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    163 85%

    2nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    7th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    26th

    20

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