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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    up to 5 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    04 October 2018

Course content

There is a complex relationship between nutrition and health.

Delivered by leading experts at the front-line of research and practice, this course is the only evidence-based masters degree of its kind in Europe, and the only masters degree in nutritional medicine to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest accolade for any academic institution, was awarded to us in recognition of our excellence in the field of food and nutrition in both teaching and research.

What you will study

Nutritional medicine concerns itself with the part that nutrition plays in health, disease, lifecycle and ageing.

This course will inform and educate those who people turn to for advice on nutritionally related aspects of health and disease, and those involved in the manufacture of foods and food supplements. It’s suitable for the in-service training of pharmacists, healthcare workers, and for people working in the food industry.

You’ll develop a deep understanding of the complex relationships between nutrition and health, and the range and potential of nutritional management to postpone or treat disease.

The course takes a maximum of 60 months according to your availability. It consists of three or four day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study, and followed by consolidation and assessment. It will teach you to take a critical and scholarly approach to the theory, practice, literature and research findings within the subject. Individual modules may be taken as stand-alone sessions. In addition, there are options to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Professional recognition

Association for Nutrition (AfN)

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) for the purpose of eligibility for Direct Entry Registration at Associate Level with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Distance learning prior to attendance at the module

You will receive some preliminary material (that will require around 40 hours of study) around four weeks before you attend each module.

This will generally be background material (for example, a core text and/or specially written material/journal article/s) aimed at ensuring that you, whatever your previous learning experience, will have attained a certain basic knowledge of the subject and its terminology.

Teaching at the University

The course takes a maximum of 60 months according to your availability. It consists of three or four day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study, and followed by consolidation and assessment. It will teach you to take a critical and scholarly approach to the theory, practice, literature and research findings within the subject. Individual modules may be taken as stand-alone sessions, such as in the context of continual professional development (CPD). For further information please contact the Programme Leader. In addition, there are options to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Distance learning following attendance at the module

In the two months following the module, you will be expected to study the material covered and to carry out further reading (including journal articles) to expand your understanding.

Who is the course for?

The course is appropriate for General Practitioners, gastroenterologists, dietitians, pharmacists, other clinicians and health professionals with a role in nutrition and health practice. It is also suitable for individuals working in the food industry.


Visit the Nutritional Medicine (MSc) page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

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