Surrey’s longstanding excellent reputation, expertise and superb facilities combine to provide a postgraduate degree that will prepare you for a successful career in nutrition.
Staff within our Department of Nutritional Sciences are internationally recognised for their expertise in areas such as diabetes, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular risk, bone health, Vitamin D, selenium and iodine, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and energy balance. As a Human Nutrition student, you will be taught by lecturers who are active researchers, or have a wealth of experience in their areas.
Visit the website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/human-nutrition
Our MSc Human Nutrition programme will give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of nutrition and develop your scientific research skills to an advanced level. A student-led research project will fuel your interest in this fascinating and vital discipline, and will form an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue further education via a PhD or research post in industry following completion of the MSc.
The degree has been designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the current issues in the field of human nutrition. All taught elements emphasise the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, underpinned by a full appreciation for the nutritional mechanisms involved.
The programme is designed to accommodate UK/EU or oversees graduates in a related subject seeking a postgraduate qualification as a way of conversion into nutrition (for example, graduates in a biological science including biochemistry and physiology) or those with a registrable qualification (for example, medicine or dentistry). The programme also caters for nutrition graduates from both the UK and oversees.
The MSc consists of eight taught modules (15 credits each) and a research project (60 credits).
The Programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, delivering all the core competencies required of registered nutritionists. Upon successful completion of the MSc, graduates are able to enter the UK voluntary register of nutritionists, and our excellent links with industry will help you to pursue a successful and rewarding career.
- Fundamentals of Nutrition
- Nutritional Evaluation and Assessment
- Metabolic Nutrition
- International and Public Health Nutrition
- Research Nutrition
- Molecular Nutrition
- Sports and Exercise Nutrition
- Clinical Nutrition
Summer project period:
- Research Project
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and self-directed learning. The structure of the programme is modular, with each module (excluding the research project) taught in two-week blocks.
The programme will be assessed by a variety of methods, including formal examinations combined with coursework, laboratory reports and presentations. The research project will be assessed by written manuscript, presentation and questions, for which an external examiner may be present.
Who is this programme for?
Our MSc programme caters for the following applicants:
- Surrey biosciences graduates wishing for an opportunity to convert to postgraduate study within Surrey
- Home/EU nutrition graduates from other institutions wishing to further their nutrition training via taught postgraduate study
- Overseas graduates with equivalent of a nutrition degree from a non-UK institution wishing to obtain a recognised UK postgraduate qualification in nutrition
- Home/EU graduates from a related subject (for example, a biological science including biochemistry and physiology) or registrable qualification (for example, medicine, dentistry) seeking a postgraduate qualification as way of conversion into nutrition
Why choose to study Human Nutrition?
The University of Surrey
has long been regarded as a UK centre of excellence for teaching in nutrition and dietetics through our long-running and successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Staff within the Department of Nutritional Sciences (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/nutrition/
) have an internationally recognised expertise in areas such as diabetes, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular risk, bone health, Vitamin D, selenium and iodine, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and energy balance. As a postgraduate student, you will be taught by a variety of lecturers who are actively researching the topic being covered, or have a wealth of experience in that particular area.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research via a project, guided by a dedicated and experienced supervisor. Projects are available across a range of topics representing the strength and depth of the Department and wider Faculty. You will be working alongside staff, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to ensure that you receive the full research experience. This will form an excellent foundation for those MSc students wishing to pursue further education via a PhD or research post in industry.
The strong scientific element of our teaching will attract students looking for a programme of high academic quality.
The Department has excellent links with industry, which will help you to pursue a successful career in nutrition.
The programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (http://www.associationfornutrition.org/
), allowing graduates to enter the register of nutritionists as an associate nutritionist and convert to full registration status after gaining three years’ experience.
Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate
Honours degree (2.2 or better) in nutrition or a related subject (for example, a biological science including biochemistry and physiology), or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Applicants may also be admitted by virtue of professional or other relevant qualifications and/or experience.Selection is based on a candidate’s application and references, with those resident in the UK normally invited to attend an interview. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0; IELTS minimum by component: 6.5