Aims of the course
The MSc Human Nutrition builds on your experience gained from an appropriate first degree and provides options to specialise in Public Health Nutrition or Sports Nutrition. In particular the aims are:
To offer a programme of advanced study and training for a future career in public health or sports nutrition
To advance practical experience and develop a critical and reflective approach to research and practice in nutrition
To enable you to become effective learners and practitioners by developing cross-functional skills.
On completing the course, you should be able to apply to become an Associate Nutritionist (either in Public Health or Sports and Exercise) with the Nutrition Society, which will allow you to use ANutr after your name. After 3 years of relevant experience, Associate Nutritionists should be able to become either a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr) or Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (RSENutr).
The course team has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology, dietary assessment and clinical research to nutrition policy. These aspects are reflected in the course. Accreditation is being sought for the course from the professional body The Nutrition Society.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.
Career opportunities include employment in the food industry, research, the media and charitable organisations. Graduates are well placed to apply for research studentships with a view to completing a PhD. Graduates should be able to register as either Associate Public Health Nutritionist or Associate Sport and Exercise Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society. Career opportunities are increasing in both fields.