Taught course

Human Nutrition

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc(MedSci)PGDip

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a suitable science subject, or an ordinary degree in a highly relevant subject such as nutrition or dietetics from an institution recognised by the University Court.

You are required to provide two references, a full degree transcript and a personal statement with your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Nutritional science is a subject of growing importance in many aspects of healthcare, lifestyle and industry. This Human Nutrition degree, established since 1994 and accredited by the Association of Nutrition (AfN), provides students with an expert evidence-based approach to Human Nutrition, integrating teaching on basic sciences, clinical practice and public health applications.

  • Students explore how our choices of foods affect the biochemical and physiological functions of cells and organs, and how our diets influence physical, mental and social health.
  • This Human Nutrition MSc is unique in the UK in providing four different specialisation areas – Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Obesity & Weight Management and Sports & Exercise Nutrition.
  • If you are passionate about nutrition and keen to learn through an in-depth, evidence based, critical approach and enthusiastic about specialising in a particular area - public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, obesity and weight management or sports and exercise nutrition, then this MSc Nutrition programme is for you.
  • There is a long tradition of excellence in Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, with pioneering research by Cathcart, Paton and Boyd. More recently Durnin, Cockburn and Dunnigan, and current Glasgow academics continue to make important contributions in the field of Nutrition.
  • This programme has a truly global reach, taught by international staff and external experts, offering great flexibility to suit individual student needs.
  • A range of transferable skills are integrated and embedded into this programme, for example, critical review skills, which are highly sought after within the competitive job market. You will learn how to develop a substantial research proposal as a team, gaining valuable skills for future employment.
  • After completing this programme you will have gained valuable understanding and a range of skills for interdisciplinary working and for interpreting nutrition research.
  • Our staff are highly trained, enthusiastic and experienced. The staff and University environment are very supportive: feedback from past students emphasises the dedication, approachability and enthusiasm of the programme team.
  • The Human Nutrition MSc (Med Sci) is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. All graduates will be eligible for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr). It is expected that you will normally transition to full registration after three years, when you will also identify your area of specialism from the five options available. For more information, please see the Association of Nutrition webpage.
  • You will have the opportunity to study at the recently refurbished Glasgow Royal Infirmary with its state of the art teaching facilities.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £21,500
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc(MedSci)

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
MVLS Nutrition
Email
mvls-nutrition@glasgow.ac.uk