University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nutritional Medicine

**Why choose this course** There is a complex relationship between nutrition and health. Delivered by leading experts at the front-line of research and practice, this course is the only evidence-based masters degree of its kind in Europe, and the only masters degree in nutritional medicine to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition. The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest accolade for any academic institution, was awarded to us in recognition of our excellence in the field of food and nutrition in both teaching and research. **What you will study** Nutritional medicine concerns itself with the part that nutrition plays in health, disease, lifecycle and ageing. This course will inform and educate those who people turn to for advice on nutritionally related aspects of health and disease, and those involved in the manufacture of foods and food supplements. It's suitable for the in-service training of pharmacists, healthcare workers, and for people working in the food industry. You'll develop a deep understanding of the complex relationships between nutrition and health, and the range and potential of nutritional management to postpone or treat disease. The course takes a maximum of 60 months according to your availability. It consists of three or four 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. Individual modules may be taken as stand-alone sessions. In addition, there are options to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either a medical degree (MBBS, MBChB), Biology, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nutrition, Dietetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology (occasional route only), or Veterinary, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. PART-TIME Unstructured (3-5 years) ANTIOXIDANTS, PHYTOPROTECTANTS AND DISEASE - Optional CLINICAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT - Optional DIET, THE GUT, FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLERANCE - Optional DIETARY MINERALS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE - Optional LIPIDS AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS - Optional NUTRITION & EXERCISE FOR HEALTH & SPORTS PERFORMANCE - Optional NUTRITION AND AGEING - Optional NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS OF PREGNANCY, INFANCY & CHILDHOOD - Optional OBESITY, DIABETES AND EATING DISORDERS - Optional PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED NUTRITION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY - Compulsory PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE - Compulsory THE BRAIN, NERVOUS SYSTEM, DIET & BEHAVIOUR - Optional THE PROJECT - Compulsory Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7 MSc choose 7 from the 10 listed optional modules. PG Dip choose 6 from the 10 listed optional modules PG Cert choose 2 from the 10 listed optional modules


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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