University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Human Nutrition

This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition. You'll learn research skills and techniques. It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.1 degree in a relevant science subject. A 2.2 may be acceptable depending on the degree and references. Graduates in medicine are also accepted. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: epidemiology and community nutrition; nutritional biochemistry; molecular nutrition; nutritional physiology; nutrition for developing countries; clinical nutrition. The diploma follows the same taught structure as the masters and students must complete all modules. Masters students complete an original research project and a literature review. PG diploma students complete a library-based research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written reports, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations. There is a written examination at the end of each module with an original research project for the MMedSci and a library-based project for the Diploma. The research project is assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation. The library project is assessed by written dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MMedSci Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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