University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Human Nutrition

Do you want to help prevent disease and improve the understanding of the relationship between diet and health? Our MSc in Human Nutrition will improve your knowledge of metabolic and molecular nutrition while also learning about the issues affecting public health. On this comprehensive MSc programme you will have the opportunity to study different areas of human nutrition before deciding which to specialise in, including molecular nutrition which Aberdeen is unique in offering and food security and sustainability, where we are leaders in the field. This flexible course structure means your studying will be best aligned with your interests and career requirements. The programme is run in collaboration with the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, part of the University of Aberdeen, one of the leading and oldest nutrition research institutes in Europe. For over 100 years, the Rowett Institute has played a major role in informing policy and establishing the link between diet and health; it continues to work on major diet-related health and food security issues to this day. This MSc Programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. AfN Degree Accreditation supports development of nutritionists' skills by recognising university courses which deliver evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level.

Entry requirements

Degree in medicine or second class honours in biological science, or equivalent research or field experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Foundations of human nutrition; assessment of nutritional status; nutrition and health; applied statistics; metabolic nutrition; molecular nutrition; public health nutrition.

Assessment methods

Assessment is in the form of essays, laboratory practicals, individual and group presentations and written examinations in January and March. A particular focus of this course is that the assessments should provide you with additional training that will be relevant to your future career therefore we use innovative assessment procedures which complement the skills that you will be required for the future such as academic poster presentations, writing papers, communication with the public. The MSc project is assessed by thesis and oral presentations of the project findings.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary, College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Telephone number: 
01224 559971