University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional medicine concerns itself with the part that nutrition plays in health, disease, lifecycle and ageing. The aim of the programme is to inform and educate those to whom the public turns for advice on nutritionally-related aspects of health and disease and those involved in the manufacture of foods and food supplements. It is appropriate for the in-service training of doctors, dietitians, pharmacists and healthcare workers. The programme consists of three-day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study, and followed by consolidation and assessment. It will teach you to take a critical and scholarly approach to the theory, practice, literature and research findings within the subject.

Entry requirements

MSc: Medical graduates and those with a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in appropriate bioscience or health disciplines. You will take four modules as standalone courses before registering retrospectively for the MSc and counting the accumulated credits towards your degree. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: principles of nutritional science; principles of applied nutrition and epidemiology; antioxidants, phytoprotectants and disease; obesity, diabetes and eating disorders; diet, the gut, food allergy and intolerance; nutritional aspects of pregnancy, infancy and childhood; nutrition and ageing; lipids and essential fatty acids; dietary minerals in health and disease; clinical nutrition and nutritional support; nutrition and exercise for health and sports performance; the brain and nervous system: diet and behaviour; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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