Taught course

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree of a UK university or its equivalent in a discipline associated with Food and Nutritional Science. In exceptional circumstances students with a relevant lower second class honours degree may be considered for entry. Students should have studied a substantial amount of nutrition/biochemistry/food science during undergraduate studies, allied to the study of research methods. A qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above. Those applicants seeking entry with appropriate experiences will be required to demonstrate the suitability of this experience both on application and at interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Nutrition and Food Sciences is targeted at students who have studied the core disciplines of nutrition and food science related to health and wellness. This course is highly relevant as there is a need for high quality postgraduate Nutritional and Food Scientists that will serve the North West and the current epidemic of nutrition-related health problems (Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer).

It is recognised that good nutrition and a healthy balanced diet are important to health. An in depth understanding of nutrition is inextricably linked to the foods consumed and underpinned by an understanding of the science behind food production, processing and safety.

This postgraduate course in Nutrition and Food Sciences consists of core modules in advanced human nutrition and applied food sciences as well as advanced research methods and a research project. A choice of options allows for specialism in nutrition and food law. Learning and assessment is via a combination of case studies, presentations, research reports, critical reviews and a research dissertation.

MSc Nutrition and Food Science requires you take nine modules in total, all at Level 7. The modules will be taken through a combination of single semester and double semester delivery. The triple research project module will be undertaken during Semesters 2 and 3.

Information for international students

See www.uclan.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400