Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders (MRes)

Postgraduate School of Life and Health Sciences

Improving human health has never been a bigger global challenge. Get the specialist, practical skills you need to tackle modern metabolic diseases through good nutrition.

Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders (MRes)
Entry Tariff

1 year (full-time)

Duration

180 credits

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

MRes

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

Skills

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Make a different to human lives with a postgraduate degree in Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders.

The Roehampton master’s in nutrition and Metabolic disorders (MRes) will help you develop your interest in nutrition by gaining the specialist skills needed to be a leader in your field.

By focusing on important insights into contemporary developments in clinical nutrition, you’ll become a confident, agile, independent thinker, with the ability to adapt rapidly to change. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to:

• Undertake modern nutrition research with a project which will give you experience of specialist research techniques

• Carry out research design and data handling and analysis with the use of statistics.

With an increasing need for research experts in nutrition, collaborate with internationally renowned experts in the field to tackle modern metabolic diseases and the impact on human health.

Research Project:

This specialist programme offers a highly topical theoretical and practical training in the science behind nutrition in preparation for your rewarding career within health research, a clinical environment or the health industry.

With the imminent global obesity crisis and the associated increase in human metabolic disorders, there is increasing demand for interventions and experts who can offer solutions for healthy diets and nutrition to tackle these issues.

As a member of the programme, you will join the Health Sciences Research Centre and will be encouraged to attend research seminars and lab meetings led by experts who are currently investigating a range of cutting-edge developments in Nutrition and health sciences.

How you'll learn

Choose a postgraduate degree that works for you.

Created in collaboration with industry-leading professionals, the Roehampton Nutrition and Metabolic Disease includes important insights into contemporary developments, for a wide range of healthcare professionals.

Working in high-spec facilities, like our state-of-the-art facilities and excellent laboratories including a food lab with sensory analysis tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology, and computing. You’ll shape your studies around your own interests and aspirations, with optional modules including:

• Health research methods

• Principles of Nutrition

• Obesity and Metabolism

Subject-specific lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work will both introduce and prepare you for recent advances in the field, both theoretical and technological and their applications in Nutrition.

The School of Life and Health Science is a progressive and inclusive community, putting you at the centre of your learning journey. Recognising that our students have different personal circumstances, we are committed to enabling you to balance your studies with work, family, and other external commitments.

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How you'll be assessed

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Push yourself further with real-world assignments.

Throughout the course, you’ll experience a wide range of assessments that enhance your understanding and practical skills, while giving you a taste of industry practices.

You’ll leave Roehampton with an in-depth understanding of both the theory and the hands-on applications of clinical nutrition, ready to take the next step.

Career options

Shape the future of public health

With a Roehampton Nutrition and Metablic Disorders masters, you can go onto a wide range of careers, including:

• academia research/teaching

• food or pharmaceutical industry

• commercial research
• NHS (various roles)

• Local and central government (roles in policy and health promotion).

In addition, many students are already health professionals and study the course as part of their career development and specialisation.

 

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International
£12,338 £21,788

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

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Course Facilities

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  We have a range of well-equipped laboratory facilities, including suites for tissue culture and a range of test facilities for nutritional and biochemical analysis.    

State-of-the-art nutrition and biomedical laboratories 

We have a range of well-equipped laboratory facilities, including suites for tissue culture and a range of test facilities for nutritional and biochemical analysis.  

Image -  Manresa Hall in Whitelands College    
  On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

Manresa Hall in Whitelands College 

On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

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Our Research

For an overview of the research carried out by our academics within the School of Life and Health Sciences, please visit the departmental research pages.

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