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.
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
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.
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.
Fees & funding
Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
* Exceptions to this are:
- Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
- PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
- Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
- MA Social Work
- MA Art Psychotherapy
- PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
4YOUR OFFERReceive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
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10WELCOME WEEKAttend Welcome Week and begin your course.