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Human Nutrition, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #168 (WUR) Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Do you want to help prevent disease and improve the understanding of the relationship between diet and health? MSc in Human Nutrition at University of Aberdeen will improve your knowledge of clinical, metabolic and molecular nutrition while also learning about the issues affecting public health.
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Overview

On this comprehensive MSc in Human Nutrition at University of Aberdeen programme you will have the opportunity to study different areas of human nutrition before deciding which to specialise in. This includes molecular nutrition, which Aberdeen is unique in offering. This flexible course structure means your studying will be best aligned with your interests and career requirements.

The programme is run in collaboration with the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, part of the University of Aberdeen, one of the leading and oldest nutrition research institutes in Europe. For over 100 years, the Rowett Institute has played a major role in informing policy and establishing the link between diet and health; it continues to work on major diet-related health and food security issues to this day.

Career

Completing the MSc Human Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen will give you the knowledge, understanding and practical insight required to advance your career in nutrition. You will broaden your career opportunities and develop an invaluable network of contacts through the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, one of the leading nutrition research facilities in Europe.

Career options available to you include:

  • Further study (PhD)
  • Academic jobs in university settings, e.g. lecturer, researcher
  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Policy Manager
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinator
  • Fitness and Nutrition Counsellor

Accreditation

he MSc is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, one of only 3 MSc programmes in Scotland to have achieved this standard.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Nutrition 
  • Applied Statistics 
  • Nutrition and Health 
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice 
  • Study Skills for Life 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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General Requirements

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

  • A second-class honours degree in Biological Sciences or Life Sciences, or equivalent research or field experience. Minimum 2.2, 60% or GPA 2.4/4 or 3.0/5 overall.
  • Students who do not meet the current entry requirements, such as a lower degree in a relevant subject, or appropriate level of degree but in an alternative discipline, may be eligible to enter the programme via one of our MSc access route options, which are designed to help students gain the required level of biomedical science knowledge and understanding to prepare for postgraduate studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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