Postgraduate MSc

Nutrition in Practice

Nutrition is constantly developing and is a diverse area of study and employment. You’ll become an expert in food and nutrition on this accredited course.

Nutrition in Practice

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study a constantly developing and diverse subject
  • Analyse the role of food and nutrition in disease, how lifestyle affects food and nutrition, and the vested interests of the food industry 
  • Understand current issues in nutrition, enabling you to make a positive difference in a variety of nutrition-related roles
  • Develop a range of practical skills, including the ability to devise programmes for interventions, secure funding from commissioners and report your findings to wider audiences
  • Work either face-to-face or virtually with community groups to understand how to successfully engage with clients and influence behaviour change using websites, media presentations, workshops and social media
  • Integrate work experience alongside your academic study to enhance your employability and meet the Association for Nutrition competencies to become a registered associate nutritionist upon graduation
  • Have the choice to apply to study part-time via distance learning to fit your course around existing commitments

Put your learning into practice
Our links with employers in the field of nutrition will ensure you can practically apply your learning. You'll undertake a four to six-week placement either in the UK or abroad. A placement is an opportunity to gain significant work experience in areas such as food product development, weight loss and healthy lifestyles, and consultancy in either the private, public or charity sector. 

Specialist facilities 
If you choose face-to-face teaching, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art biomedical science laboratories, clinical skills suite and kitchens, which will enable you to further develop your practical skills. If you study via distance learning, you’ll take part in bespoke virtual alternatives designed by experienced lectures and online course designers.

Learn from experts
You'll be taught by an experienced team of professionals including Professor Louisa Ells, a leading expert in obesity, and Dr Maria Maynard, leader of the Migrant Health Research group. You'll also hear from other leading professionals in the field as we host regular guest speakers from nutritional practice, the food industry, public health departments, hospital settings and research. 


Why study Nutrition in Practice at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Fantastic placement opportunities
  3. Specialist facilities
  4. Real-life projects
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MSc Nutrition in Practice Student Daniel talks about his experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett University.

Nutrition in practice