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Nutrition
Postgraduate course
MSc

Nutrition

Overview

Deepen your expertise in dietetics and nutrition on this flexible course. You will be able to choose from an array of modules and shape your learning to your professional interests and aspirations. By tailoring your studies, you will be able to develop a specialism to really enhance your career prospects.

You will focus on developing real-life practical skills, including techniques for embedding guidelines, protocols and behaviour change, interpersonal communication methods, how to deliver seminar presentations and how to pitch for funding from a health commissioner. Depending on your studies, you will learn in our Clinical Skills Suite, interpersonal suites, professional kitchens or physiology labs.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on your day-to-day role and consider your fellow students' alternative approaches to the evidence-based practice you deliver. This will enable you to critique and improve your effectiveness and fully immerse yourself in the latest nutritional knowledge. Some of the modules can be studied online and others studied on campus, allowing you to fit your course around your career.

Central to our course is flexibility, both in what you study and how you study it. By offering modules from across our Faculty, you have the opportunity to focus on subjects that will meet you interests and help take your career in the direction you want. We offer a broad choice, including, food systems and policy, ethics in health care and nutrition epidemiology. Some of our modules such as Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence and Research & Practice Development are undertaken online, providing you with the chance to enhance your development regardless of your location or lifestyle. We also deliver many of our modules in three day blocks with an additional follow-up day, minimising the amount of time you'd need to spend away from your job. These modules include Obesity in Adults, Behaviour Change for Health & Social Care Professionals, Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eating Disorders.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Sports Science, Sports & Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health or Psychology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Applicants who have completed our PGCert Eating Disorders in the last two years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 120 level 7 credit points.

Applicants who have completed our PGDip Dietetics in the last five years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 60 level 7 credit points.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Sports Science, Sports & Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health or Psychology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Applicants who have completed our PGCert Eating Disorders in the last two years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 120 level 7 credit points.

Applicants who have completed our PGDip Dietetics in the last five years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 60 level 7 credit points.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

Claire Gardiner

Careers

Claire Gardiner
Senior Specialist Renal Dietitian St James's University Hospital

MSc Nutrition

“Thanks to my course and the support from my knowledgeable tutors, I was able to hit the ground running and apply what I’d learned to my practice as a renal dietician. The course projects were purposeful as they tied into my work with the NHS, and I now have the confidence to get involved in more research at clinical level as well as teach part-time at Leeds Beckett.

Modules & learning

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Undertake a small-scale piece of research or development that underpins their health-rated practice within nutrition, environmental health or health promotion.

Gain the theoretical foundation and practical skills required to complete small-scale research, focusing on writing a research proposal, conducting research and how to analyse data.

Depending on your career route and subject to approval, there are a number of option modules to choose from:

Examine problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Analyse the health, psychosocial, cultural and socioeconomic determinants associated with prevalence, with prevention and treatment approaches.

Expand your knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence, evaluating the principles of study design.

Gain the ability to critique and evaluate the ethical theory, principles and concepts that reinforce current health and social care practice.

Understand the scope of nutritional epidemiology and the techniques and challenges associated with measuring, analysing and interpreting nutritional data.

Understand the way in which law and healthcare interact in a range of interdisciplinary settings, including the impact of UE law and human rights legislation.

Study theoretical and practical perspectives in advanced leadership and management, critically evaluating different models of approaches in order to raise your confidence in practice.

Develop the existing knowledge of adult obesity through integration of nutritional, physiological and psychosocial perspectives, current treatments and service user needs.

Develop knowledge of the evidence base for nutritional interventions in cystic fibrosis and enable applications of learning the development of service delivery and medical management.

Integrate knowledge and theory with the practical communication skills required for effecting behaviour change in individuals, supporting a healthcare agenda focused on a client-centred approach.

Develop a critical approach to enterprise in public health nutrition, selecting and justifying strategies to meet the needs of a specific community.

Explore the in-depth theory and principles underpinning human nutrition and dietetics, focusing on the integration of nutritional, clinical and food sciences.

Develop autonomy in your professional and academic development in a specific area of practice by negotiating individual aims and learning outcomes and drawing up a critical evidence-based account.

Critically explore and evaluate good systems currently operating across the food chain in agriculture, processing, distribution, retailing and food service, raising awareness of food behaviour.

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Helen White
Head of Subject
Course Leader Helen White has worked for more than 20 years as a dietitian, lecturer and researcher in the specialist field of nutrition and cystic fibrosis. She is currently working on collaborative projects with the NHS, pharmaceutical industry and charitable trusts investigating how the role of nutrition, adherence and the use of electronic data management can influence our understanding of chronic disease management.
Knowing that you are effective and can achieve the best outcomes for patients and the public is essential. The MSc Nutrition will give you the confidence that your knowledge is ‘cutting-edge’ and enable you to apply learning directly to practice and really make a difference.
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Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

    Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.

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