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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 stepping stone to nutrition planning, teaching or research in the health and education services, government or the food industry.

  • Located in the heart of London.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration MSc: One year FT, September to September

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Programme accreditations Accredited by the Association for Nutrition

Course intake MSc 25

Course leaders Dr Chris Corpe, Professor Victor Preedy

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department Department of Nutrition and Dietetics School of Life Course Sciences

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Course detail

Description

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.

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

Regulating body

King's College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Location

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.

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Course format and assessment

Teaching

We will give you approximately 250 hours of contact, typically through lectures, interactive seminars, 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.

Assessment

You are assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals and exams. You will also write a dissertation, allowing you to investigate a project of your choice with one-to-one supervision.

The study times and assessment methods detailed above are typical and are designed to provide you with a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
Required Modules

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.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Nutrition Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements  2:1 Minimum 2:1 first degree in biological science, including components of biochemistry and physiology, or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Your application will be assessed and a decision made primarily on the basis of your academic credentials. You may be called for interview. You are encouraged to attend our open day which usually takes place in December.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required 
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home/EU fees: £12,300 per year (2019/20)
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,500 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: NA
  • Part time overseas fees: NA

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

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/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week 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.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, 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
  • registration fee: Association for Nutrition (post-graduation; optional)
  • padlock for locker
  • college-approved calculator
  • graduate costs.

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

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).

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