Taught course

Nutrition and Genetics

Institution
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or a good 2:2 (or equivalent qualification) in Nutrition or Dietetics is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The degree provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the progress, advantages and limitations of personalised nutrition. Finally, the programme will provide students with the necessary practical skills associated with molecular nutrition techniques.

NHS England states that “the shift to personalised medicine is already underway” and the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre has developed specific learning outcomes that need to be achieved by currently practising and future dietitians.

Freelance dietitians and nutritionists already feel the need to include elements of genetics and personalised nutrition in their consultations. An extensive market analysis on consumer trends (DataMonitor) showed that one of the main food-consumer “mega” trends is that people of all ages are more proactively addressing their health in a more personalised manner. The UK is one of the leading countries in consumer rates who consider the idea of using genetics in nutritional advice.

St Mary’s University, Twickenham is the first and only university in the UK that offers a degree in Nutrition and Genetics. Teaching staff at St Mary’s have great experience teaching Nutrition and they also conduct research in the field of Nutrition and Genetics.

St Mary’s University has been ranked as the top London university for student experience and we are proud of the excellent tutoring support we offer. The specific programme offers the opportunity for students to carry out their Research Project at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) as part of the Erasmus exchange programme.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis
Email
yiannis.mavrommatis@stmarys.ac.uk
Phone
020 8240 4800