MMedSci/Diploma Human Nutrition

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in pursuing a career related to nutrition, not only from my personal experience but how positively the degree is spoken about from professionals I have met through my work.

Bethan Hamilton, Human Nutrition

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition

Lead academic: Dr Peter Grabowski

This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition.  You'll learn research skills and techniques.

It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.

Postgraduate medicine students

Core modules

  • Epidemiology and Community Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Nutrition for Developing Countries
  • Clinical Nutrition

The Diploma follows the same taught structure as the masters and students must complete all modules.

Additional core modules

For the MMedSci, you'll complete an original research project plus a literature review.

For the Diploma, you'll complete a library-based research project.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops
  • Group debates
  • Self-study units
  • Individual presentations
  • Research skills tutorials

Students work independently on the research and library projects, with guidance from an academic.

Assessment

  • Written reports
  • Laboratory practical classes
  • Group assignments
  • Individual assignments which may involve oral presentations
  • Written exam at the end of each module
  • Original research project assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation (MMedSci only)
  • Library-based project assessed by written dissertation (Diploma only)

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Lead academic 2016: Dr Jonathan Wood

This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition. You’ll learn research skills and techniques.

It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.

Postgraduate medicine students

Core modules

  • Epidemiology and Community Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Nutrition for Developing Countries
  • Clinical Nutrition

The Diploma follows the same taught structure as the masters and students must complete all modules.

Masters students complete an original Research Project and a literature review. PG Diploma students complete a library-based research project.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures and seminars, practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations.

The taught modules include research skills tutorials. You’ll work independently on the research and library projects, with guidance from an academic.

You’re assessed on written reports, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations.

There is a written examination at the end of each module with an original research project for the MSc and a library-based project for the Diploma.

The research project is assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation. The library project is assessed by written dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll have a 2:1 degree in a relevant science subject. A 2:2 may be acceptable depending on the degree and your references. We also accept graduates in Medicine.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Theresa Caruth
E: t.caruth@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5536

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.