Taught course

Applied Human Nutrition

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

In order to successfully complete a postgraduate course, applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Applied Human Nutrition is a practical, research driven master's course detailing the science behind the nutritional requirements of humans from pre-conception to old age.

Poor nutrition is causing increasing public health problems in all sectors and ages, especially among the young and the elderly. Whilst in some areas of the world deficiency diseases and malnutrition are common. A key focus of this course is examining the provision of food and nutrients to the body to facilitate optimum physical and mental development and maintenance of health throughout a lifetime. It also emphasises the specific problems of global nutrition and the public health implications.

The course is suited to graduates with a background in the biological sciences. Applications are encouraged from UK, EU and international students with an interest in acquiring expertise in nutrition, and from graduates who wish to pursue careers as nutritionists.
  • High profile speakers from the food industry, government and research bodies regularly present at our nutrition seminar series, keeping students up-to-date with current thinking on nutrition, food and policy topics.
  • You will have opportunities to work with our Functional Food Centre, the UK's first research centre dedicated to functional foods, in undertaking your research project - involving you in some of the cutting edge research that helps the government and food industry develop new products with specific health and nutritional benefits.
  • Our Functional Food Centre has excellent links with the food industry, providing you with an opportunity to undertake your research project externally or to develop contacts for career progression.
  • Our course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe. There is increasing recognition among employers, in industry and in the public sectors that registration with the AfN is a sign of quality, which could enhance graduate career prospects.

Professional accreditation

This course is currently accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Please note that this AfN accreditation is subject to review and can be withdrawn at any time.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
8 months
part time
8 months

PGDip

part time
20 months
full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
appliedhumannutrition@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1865 482787