University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Obesity & Weight Management

Nutritional science is a subject of growing importance in many aspects of healthcare, lifestyle and industry. This Human Nutrition degree, established since 1994 and accredited by the Association of Nutrition (AfN), provides students with an expert evidence-based approach to human nutrition, integrating teaching on basic sciences, clinical practice and public health applications. **Academic contact: mvls-nutrition@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc (Med Sci): 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Students explore how our choices of foods affect the biochemical and physiological functions of cells and organs, and how our diets influence physical, mental and social health. This Human Nutrition MSc is unique in the UK in providing four different specialisation areas - Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Obesity & Weight Management and Sports & Exercise Nutrition. If you are passionate about nutrition and keen to learn through an in-depth, evidence based, critical approach and enthusiastic about specialising in a particular area then this MSc Nutrition programme is for you. There is a long tradition of excellence in nutrition at the University of Glasgow, with pioneering research by Cathcart, Paton and Boyd. More recently Durnin, Cockburn and Dunnigan, and current Glasgow academics continue to make important contributions in the field of nutrition. This programme has a truly global reach, taught by international staff and external experts, offering great flexibility to suit individual student needs. A range of transferable skills are integrated and embedded into this programme, for example, critical review skills, which are highly sought after within the competitive job market. You will learn how to develop a substantial research proposal as a team, gaining valuable skills for future employment. After completing this programme you will have gained valuable understanding and a range of skills for interdisciplinary working and for interpreting nutrition research. Our staff are highly trained, enthusiastic and experienced. The staff and University environment are very supportive: feedback from past students emphasises the dedication, approachability and enthusiasm of the programme team. The Human Nutrition MSc (Med Sci) is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. All graduates will be eligible for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr). It is expected that you will normally transition to full registration after three years, when you will also identify your area of specialism from the five options available. **For more information, please see:** www.associationfornutrition.org/. You will have the opportunity to study at the recently refurbished Glasgow Royal Infirmary with its state of the art teaching facilities. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The programme provides a thorough grounding in the principles, practice and research of human nutrition and the opportunity to follow a successful career in the UK or overseas. You will have the knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current issues in the field of human nutrition. An additional research component allows the development of valuable skills for practising and interpreting nutrition research. The teaching programme is given in the form of lectures, practical sessions, debates, case studies, team work tasks, self-directed learning, seminars and tutorials. **PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAMME DOES NOT LEAD TO STATE REGISTRATION IN DIETETICS.** **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Entry requirements

MSc (MedSci): An Honours degree in a suitable science subject, or an ordinary degree in a highly relevant subject such as nutrition or dietetics from an institution recognised by the University Court. You are required to provide two references, a full degree transcript and a personal statement with your application. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The programme provides a thorough grounding in the principles, practice and research of human nutrition and the opportunity to follow a successful career in the UK or overseas. You will have the knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current issues in the field of human nutrition. An additional research component allows the development of valuable skills for practising and interpreting nutrition research. Core courses ?Food and Nutrient Requirements and Nutrition through the Lifecycle ?Digestion, Absorption and Nutritional Metabolism ?Dietary and Nutritional Assessment ?Public Health and Eating Behaviour ?Nutrition Research Proposal Specialisation courses Choose one from the following ?Public Health Nutrition ?Clinical Nutrition ?Obesity and Weight Management ?Sports and Exercise Nutrition As part of their specialisation, all students complete a taught course and research proposal. Research project Subject to satisfactory results, students progress on to a research project in the area of their specialisation. The project is presented as a written report in the form of a scientific paper for assessment in August and may also provide the basis for publication and presentation at scientific meetings. Transferable skills This programme includes a range of training in transferable skills, including ?learning techniques ?communication ?presentation ?literature searching ?academic journal review ?statistics and data handling PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAMME DOES NOT LEAD TO STATE REGISTRATION IN DIETETICS. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

The teaching programme is given in the form of lectures, practical sessions, debates, case studies, team work tasks, self-directed learning, seminars and tutorials. Additional material and electronic resources such as quizzes, online chats and teaching videos are available on moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to support and enhance students' learning experience.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 21,500 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Key information

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Mvls-nutrition
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01413304515