The MSc Human Nutrition is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited course for bio-science graduates looking for a Master's degree in nutrition.
Why study Human Nutrition?
The proportion of adults living in the UK categorised as obese continues to rise...
Current data from The Health Survey for England suggests that a quarter of adults are obese, predisposing them to greater risk of diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease.
In an attempt to reduce levels of obesity and other diet related health problems numerous government initiatives have been launched such as Healthy Lives, Healthy People; the National Child Measurement Programme; the Public Health Responsibility Deal and the Change4Life campaign, with the aim of preventing people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat healthily and move more.
Increased awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and the association between diet and health at all stages of life has led to a growth of public interest in the subject of nutrition.
Why St Mary's?
The course has been designed to enable you to continue working along side your studies. You will only attend St Mary’s University for one day a week (plus two intensive weeks).
The programme has been accredited by The AfN (AC282). This accreditation allows successful MSc students direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register for Nutritionists (UKVRN) as an Associate Nutritionist.
- PGCert: Students will take two core modules and one optional module.
- PGDip: Students will take three core modules plus two optional modules in addition to a directed study.
- MSc: Students will take five core modules plus one optional module in addition to a research project. Full-time students will be required to attend one full-day a week in addition to two intensive week long modules, one in September and one in January
A wide range of teaching methods are employed. There is a considerable amount of student involvement in sessions and great emphasis is placed on developing communication skills.
Students are expected to undertake a significant amount of work outside formal contact hours. Assessment methods vary across modules and include written coursework, presentations and examinations.
- You are able to study alongside other work requirements
- AfN accredited programme
- Optional modules include sports nutrition and nutrigenomics