Oxford Brookes University

Applied Human Nutrition

Applied Human Nutrition is a practical, research driven masters course detailing the science behind the nutritional requirements of humans from pre-conception to old age. Recently there has been a significant rise in diet-related illnesses around the globe, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Poor nutrition is causing increasing public health problems in all sectors and ages, especially among the young and the elderly. On the other hand, in some areas of the world deficiency diseases and malnutrition are common. A key focus of this course is examining the provision of food and nutrients to the body to facilitate optimum physical and mental development and maintenance of health throughout a lifetime. It also emphasises the specific problems of global nutrition and the public health implications.

Entry requirements

MSc

In order to successfully complete a postgraduate course, applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

PgDip

2nd Class Honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education; applicants who do not have these academic qualifications could still be offered a place if they can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences; applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS 6.0-7.0 (normally with 6.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and speaking).

Course modules

Taught modules: human nutrition, food science, research methods, nutrition, physical activity and health, international nutrition, current research in sport, exercise and nutrition, research project.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written or design work, and to some extent on verbal presentations; assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, formal written examinations, in-class tests, project work, design and verbal presentations, workshops, simulations, and practical exercises.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Programme Administrator
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