University of Glasgow: Human Nutrition

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-nutrition@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

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**

**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**
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.
**Transferable skills**
This programme includes a range of training in transferable skills.

**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/

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