Taught course

Food and Nutrition

Institution
Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PgCert/PgDip/MSc must hold an Honours or non-Honours degree with a pass mark of 50% or equivalent standard (e.g. Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate) in a relevant subject area from a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, or from an institution of another country which has been recognized as being of an equivalent standard or demonstrate ability to undertake the course through accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

Relevant subject degree areas include biology, biochemistry, food and nutrition, food science, human nutrition, physiology or other relevant degree discipline. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

This course is a master's course. It is modular and studied on a full-time basis over 12 months.

This course provides study of core modules in Food and Nutrition scence including aspects of food toxicology, policy and food legislation from an EU perspective. Year 1 semester 1 (60 credits) and 2 (60 credits) are taught modules in core subjects. Year 1 semester 3 students undertake Food and Nutrition master's research project ( 60 credits) which is an integral part of the programme where students undertake an independent research project.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The food and drink industry is a global business that is thriving; the food industry in the UK alone contributes almost £90 billion to the economy. While career opportunities within food and nutrition continue to expand, there is still a worldwide shortage of qualified graduates with food and nutrition knowledge and skills.

A major aim of the PgCert /PgDip /MSc course in Food and Nutrition is to provide students with an academically challenging and professionally relevant programme of study which will enable them to pursue a career in the area of food and nutrition. The course is aimed especially at those interested in the relationships between food, nutrition and health, who wish to pursue the wide variety of career opportunities within this challenging and rewarding environment.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
9 months
full time
4-5 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Chris Gill
Email
science@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159