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  Human Nutrition and Dietetics MSc


University of Limerick    Faculty of Science and Engineering

Full time See Course MSc 2 years full time
Food Sciences (15) Medicine (26)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the University of Limerick's MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This two-year full-time programme equips honours graduates with the skills to excel as competent nutritionists and dietitians in various settings, from clinical to public health environments. Accredited by the CORU Dietitians Registration Board, the programme integrates modules from the School of Allied Health and the Department of Biological Sciences, fostering an interprofessional education model. Students benefit from 1000 hours of hands-on clinical and community placements, enhancing their practical skills. The curriculum focuses on evidence-based practice, client-centred care, and professional development, ensuring graduates can tackle diverse nutrition challenges ethically and effectively. With a strong emphasis on research and critical thinking, graduates are prepared to meet the evolving needs of healthcare. To qualify, applicants need a minimum of a second-class honours degree and a background in Biochemistry and Human Physiology. Elevate your career prospects and make a difference in the field of nutrition and dietetics with this esteemed programme.

About the course

The MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is a Graduate Entry Masters of Science programme delivered over two years full-time. This innovative evidence-based interfaculty programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies that will lead to them becoming competent nutritionists and dietitians working across a diverse range of environments to include the clinical, community and public health settings, hospital and private practices, food service management and food industry.

The CORU Dietitians Registration Board has approved the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme leading to the qualification title Masters of Science Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants must have successfully completed units/modules in Biochemistry and Human Physiology (NFQ level 8 or higher) as part of the primary or postgraduate degree or other relevant degree from a recognised University. Applicants must demonstrate in their application where these prerequisite subjects have been met (i.e. in what modules and how many credits).




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