Ulster University

Ulster University

Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods and Supplements

The course is aimed at those interested in the relations between food, nutrition and health, including health and allied professionals, the food industry and the general public.

Entry requirements

Applicants must comply with the Ulster admissions policy for postgraduate students and also satisfy the University's entry requirements or alternatively demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). PgCert/PgDip: Applicants must: Have gained a BSc Hons degree or the equivalent from a recognised institution, or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; [and] a degree in biochemistry, biomedical science, human biology, human nutrition, food science, food and nutrition, physiology, pharmacy, pharmacology or other relevant science; provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) or an IELTS of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 (international students); in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. PgDip: Qualifications as above and PgCert in Nutraceuticals, Functional foods and Supplements.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include presentations, reports, essays, quizzes, moderated on-line discussions and (for MSc) a written project report and supervisors comments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 -
MSc Distance learning September 2016 -
MSc Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 -
MSc Distance learning January 2017 -
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 -
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 -
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 -
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 -
PgDip Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 -
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 -
PgDip Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 -
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 -

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Life and Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
028 7012 4159