Nutrition and Genetics at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

The MSc in Nutrition and Genetics aims to educate students in molecular biology principles that explain the interactions between human DNA and nutrition. Why study Nutrition and Genetics? The degree provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the progress, advantages and limitations of personalised nutrition. Finally, the programme will provide students with the necessary practical skills associated with molecular nutrition techniques. NHS England states that “the shift to personalised medicine is already underway” and the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre has developed specific learning outcomes that need to be achieved by currently practising and future dietitians. Freelance dietitians and nutritionists already feel the need to include elements of genetics and personalised nutrition in their consultations. An extensive market analysis on consumer trends (DataMonitor) showed that one of the main food-consumer “mega” trends is that people of all ages are more proactively addressing their health in a more personalised manner. The UK is one of the leading countries in consumer rates who consider the idea of using genetics in nutritional advice.


Principles of molecular biology, Genetics in health and disease, Nutrient-gene interactions, Genetics and personalised nutrition, Applied personalised nutrition, Genetic tests in nutrition and Research Project

Assessment method

The assessment strategy has been designed to not only measure student learning but to also facilitate student learning. Assessments at postgraduate level are designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate critical analysis, deep and insightful thought and the application of knowledge. Coursework not only optimises the student learning experience, but also enables the aforementioned skills, together with the transferable and practical skills that are developed and learnt throughout modules, to be effectively evaluated. A wide variety of assessment modes are employed including essays, laboratory reports, exams, e-portfolios and oral presentations.

Entry requirements

2:1 or a good 2:2 (or equivalent qualification) in Nutrition or Dietetics.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16350 Year 1
England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Nutrition and Genetics at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS