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Nutrition MSc

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Our Nutrition MSc course is an intensive one year programme ideal for graduates in biological sciences or medicine. We will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the field of nutrition and develop your scientific skills to a graduate level. You will study with some of the world’s foremost experts and undertake a research project under their guidance.

Key benefits

  • Well-established, broad-based course covering all aspects of nutrition.
  • Taught in a research-led environment by staff who are experts in a wide variety of specialities.
  • An excellent steppingstone to nutrition planning, teaching or research in the health and education services, government, or the food industry.
  • Located in the heart of London.
Prof Paul Sharp

Our internationally renowned programme will provide a broad knowledge and understanding of nutrition and allow you to develop your scientific skills to postgraduate level

Prof Paul Sharp, Head of Teaching, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Our course will instruct you in the principles of nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition and nutrition research skills.The MSc is an intensive course which we have designed with the needs of graduates in biological sciences or medicine in mind. The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition. Location: We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.  This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary. 

Course Aims

  • Build on your BSc or knowledge from your working life – the course is suitable for graduates and professionals from a range of biological science and medical backgrounds.
  • Prepare for a career in research, education or industry – the course helps you develop the scientific and clinical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for your future role.
  • Develop specialist knowledge in a leading research environment, then learn to plan and conduct your own project.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We will give you approximately 250 hours of contact, typically through lectures, interactive seminars, work placements and feedback on assignments from academics who are leaders in the field of nutrition.

We will expect you to undertake 1,000 hours of self-study along with 400 hours of project work. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
Public Health Nutrition (45 credits)
Principles of Nutrition (45 credits)
Nutrition Research Skills (15 credits)
Nutrition Research Project (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to careers in nutrition planning, health promotion, nutrition information, teaching or research for health and education services, governmental organisations, the media and the food industry.

MSc Nutrition students often continue their studies in Dietetics (for a career in dietetics).

 

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Our course will instruct you in the principles of nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition and nutrition research skills.The MSc is an intensive course which we have designed with the needs of graduates in biological sciences or medicine in mind. The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition. Location: We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.  This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary. 

Course Aims

  • Build on your BSc or knowledge from your working life – the course is suitable for graduates and professionals from a range of biological science and medical backgrounds.
  • Prepare for a career in research, education or industry – the course helps you develop the scientific and clinical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for your future role.
  • Develop specialist knowledge in a leading research environment, then learn to plan and conduct your own project.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will give you approximately 250 hours of contact, typically through lectures, interactive seminars, work placements and feedback on assignments from academics who are leaders in the field of nutrition.

We will expect you to undertake 1,000 hours of self-study along with 400 hours of project work. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
Public Health Nutrition (45 credits)
Principles of Nutrition (45 credits)
Nutrition Research Skills (15 credits)
Nutrition Research Project (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to careers in nutrition planning, health promotion, nutrition information, teaching or research for health and education services, governmental organisations, the media and the food industry.

MSc Nutrition students often continue their studies in Dietetics (for a career in dietetics).

 

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs

Funding

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