One of just a few integrated Master’s Nutrition courses in the UK, this degree is accredited by the Association of Nutrition, who recognised the high quality of our curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff. In fact, upon graduating from the course, you’ll be eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist.
On the course you´ll explore key areas of nutrition, combining the science with the social, behavioural and lifestyle issues. What’s more as well as looking at nutrition, you´ll examine food development, production, legislation and safety, and the psychosocial concepts of promoting health. We’ve even integrated a 20-day placement into the third year of study, to boost your employability!
This integrated Master´s course will be studied over four years, or if you do a 30-week placement to enhance your employability options over five years. You can also study the BSc (Hons) course over three years if you choose not to do the final postgraduate level of study.
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The entry requirements for this course are 112 tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. Offers will be subject and grade specific, particularly in the science subjects.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.
For Nutrition, we are looking for students who:
Have an interest in Nutrition as well as the motivation and commitment to undertake the course
Have a clear understanding of the profession
Can demonstrate personal skills and qualities relevant to the course.
Principles of Food & Nutrition: This unit examines the basic concepts of nutrition and food, including an understanding of the nutritional requirements of the population throughout life.
Human Food Chain: Everything from farm assurance schemes to government legislation is explored and the unit provides a thorough review of the food industry.
Psychosocial Aspects of Health: In this unit you’ll gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological theories which underpin human behaviour and change.
Research Methodologies 1: You’ll gain the skills required for effective literature searching, and for designing, collecting and analysing/interpreting data sets gathered from original research studies.
Human Anatomy & Physiology: You’ll look at the functional anatomy and physiology of the principle tissues and organ systems of the human body.
Chemistry: You’ll gain an understanding of aspects and processes within fundamental chemistry and analytical chemistry, as well as developing your laboratory skills.
Nutrition in Health & Disease: You’ll gain an understanding of the link between nutrition, health and disease, as well as an ability to apply knowledge and skills of how nutrition can maintain health and prevent ill health in individuals and groups.
Food Processing & Development: In this unit you´ll explore the basics of the handling and storage of food.
Promoting Health & Wellbeing: This unit builds upon learning acquired in the Psychology for Health unit in Year 1.
Food Safety & Microbiology: In this hands-on unit you’ll develop practical microbiology skills, such as the aseptic technique, that many quality control employers expect you to have experience of.
Biochemistry: Here you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the macronutrients; carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Research Methodologies 2: You´ll gain an understanding of a range of research methodologies.
Year 3- Optional 40 week placement
As well as the 20 day (minimum) placement Nutrition you will undertake in your third/fourth year, you also have the option of taking a minimum 30-week placement at the end of your second year of study.
Nutritional Requirements Throughout Life: The aim of this unit is to develop a detailed understanding of the nutritional requirements of the population, throughout the stages life, and the provision of appropriate dietary recommendations.
Placement: A 20-day placement with an agency of your choice.
Community Health & Wellbeing: This unit provides an overview of current public health systems, their function and management and current trends and policies; governmental influences upon health provision in the UK and its effects.
Research Project: This enables you to develop and apply skills in research design and in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, and to evaluate your findings in the context of published literature.
Option units (choose one)
Advanced Psychology for Health & Wellbeing: You’ll broaden your knowledge of the psychosocial processes of behaviour formation in the context of eating and exercise with a view to improve health related quality of life among individuals and groups.
Product information specialist
Nutrition policy advisor (for local or national government)
Dietetics (after postgraduate qualification).
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