Taught course

Human Nutrition

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 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. Professional experience and 2:2 applicants with a strong subject specific expertise may also be considered.

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. Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), this Human Nutrition degree aims to 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.

  • Experience an expert evidence-based approach to human nutrition, integrated teaching on basic sciences, clinical practice and public health applications.Medicine ranking 2nd in the UK
  • Four different specialisation areas are provided – Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Obesity & Weight Management and Sports & Exercise Nutrition.
  • Learn through an in-depth, evidence based, critical approach and specialise in a particular area
  • 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. While current Glasgow academics continue to make important contributions in the field of nutrition.
  • Be 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.
  • Develop a substantial research proposal as a team.
  • Gain valuable understanding and a range of skills for interdisciplinary working and interpreting nutrition research.
  • Be part of a very supportive environment: feedback from past students emphasises the dedication, approachability and enthusiasm of the programme team.
  • Teaching will mainly take place off-campus at the recently refurbished Glasgow Royal Infirmary, with its state of the art teaching facilities.
  • Get 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 www.associationfornutrition.org/.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc(MedSci)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-nutrition@glasgow.ac.uk