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MSc Applied Clinical Nutrition

Course Description

This MSc in Applied Clinical Nutrition is intended for frontline health professionals who provide advice to the public about nutrition-related aspects of health and disease.

It has been developed to meet the growing need for community and acute care professionals to have a fundamental knowledge of nutrition, as they become increasingly tasked with the responsibility to provide nutritional support and advice.

If you are a health professional looking to advance your knowledge of the role nutrition plays in managing health to a high level, then this course will equip you with the necessary nutritional expertise to work alongside nutrition-based health professionals in clinical and non-clinical settings and make an important contribution to the nutritional wellbeing of patients.


You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the relationship between diet and disease from the molecular to the population level. You will also develop a clear understanding of the factors that determine behaviour change in relation to nutrition and health and the nutrients required throughout each stage of the life cycle to maintain optimal health status.


You will learn about the metabolism of nutrients with regards to their effect on the causation and prevention of disease and explore the psychological models of behaviour and behaviour change in relation to food choice. The dietary and nutrient requirements needed to maintain optimal health status from pre-conception to old age will also be considered.

A key element of the programme is the development of nutritional assessment competencies including dietary assessment, anthropology and functional tests in order to learn about nutrition support and the role it plays in improving health outcomes. In addition, you will study the concept of nutrition counselling to enable you to approach patients sensitively and confidently when nutritional status is a concern for health outcomes.

The knowledge and skills you develop throughout the course will be utilised in a project-based module that will provide you with the opportunity to complete a research project relevant to your own interests or area of employment. This will be underpinned by a dedicated module enhancing your knowledge of research methods and the research process.


The programme incorporates a variety of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, workshops, student-led seminars, practical activities and case studies. This varied approach is designed to meet a range of learning needs, encourage problem-solving skills and foster peer discussion and communication. Teaching will usually be delivered during the daytime.


You will be taught by specialists in the fields of nutrition, health, physiology, biochemistry and psychology. The programme team are actively engaged in nutrition-related research and consultancy and will use this expertise to support and enhance your learning experience.


Assessment methods are varied and include a combination of essays, case studies, presentations and examinations.


This programme provides ideal preparation to progress into nutrition-related roles in many organisations within the public and private sector. These include local authorities, charitable organisations, the NHS, health promotion organisations, the leisure industry and the private sector. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto PhD study to further develop a specialist knowledge of nutrition.


You will be able to register with the Association for Nutrition as an Associate Nutritionist upon completion of the course via the submission of a portfolio of evidence.

Visit the MSc Applied Clinical Nutrition page on the Edge Hill University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The normal minimum entry criteria is a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject which does not impart specialist knowledge or skills in relation to nutrition, such as nursing, midwifery, health and social care, pharmacy, medicine or biology. For overseas applicants, IELTS 7 or equivalent is required. An interview will form part of the selection process.

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