Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders

Postgraduate degree

Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders (MRes)

This rewarding research-based programme will prepare you for a career in nutrition research, clinical environments or the health industry.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Degree Type:

MRes

Number of credits:

180 credits

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview

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. 

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. 

You will be taught by renowned experts in the field who have made an impact in topical areas of nutrition and metabolism. You will also conduct your own research and could choose from a variety of research topics including: the gut microbiota, Polyphenols and cardiovascular disease, the impact of meal times, the importance of breakfast, type 2 diabetes, dietary interventions for obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the endocrine regulation of appetite and bodyweight. 

The development of your research methods skills is an integral part of the course. You will further your understanding of modern nutrition research with a project which will give you not only experience of specialist research techniques, but also skills in research design and data handling and analysis with the use of statistics. 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. 

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. 

Modules

 

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Thursday and Friday all day.

Contact us for further information.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£11,375 £20,500

Career Options

This modern and unique postgraduate programme prepares you for careers in nutrition and metabolism research: academia, clinical research, industry or government, the food or pharmaceutical industry, and forms an excellent foundation for PhD studies. 

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

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

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

Need help before you apply?

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Course Facilities

Image -  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.    

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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Doing all we can to support our student's lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.