Nutrition and Behaviour MSc

Why study MSc Nutrition and Behaviour at BU?

  • Nutrition-related ill-health contributes towards preventable disease including obesity and many of the non-communicable diseases on both a national and global scale. 
  • Gain a foundation in the physiology and biochemistry of nutrition, complemented by units on the role of nutrition in behaviour and cognition, and the management of associated clinical conditions. 
  • Discover the role of nutrition from preconception to old age including topics such as in-utero programming, infant feeding practices, the development of food likes and dislikes in children, food promotion, psychological factors contributing to the development of obesity including appetite and weight control, disordered eating behaviours, prevention of diet-related disease, and the role of diet in normal ageing and age-related conditions.
  • Put learning into a professional context with a short work-based learning and professional development in an environment of your choice; locally or internationally and in the healthcare, community or private sector.  
  • Benefit from extracurricular sessions beyond the lecture setting including research seminars and journal clubs, fostering development of critical thinking and communication

Accreditations:

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which means that after graduating you will be able to apply for Associate level status with the AfN.

Career Opportunities:

This course will equip you with the academic and practical skills required for professional practice. The emphasis on core practical skills will give you extra marketability in the professional arena.

Upon completion of the course graduates can apply for Associate level status with the Association of Nutrition.

Career progression may lead to you taking on a role such as:

  • Nutrition Psychologist
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Academic Lecturer
  • Academic Researcher
MSc Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in a required subject. 

Required Subjects: Clinical/life sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Nutrition, Neuroscience

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