Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) this is the first course of its kind in the UK to explore the bi-directional impact of nutrition on behaviour and the brain, and the impact of behaviour on diet. Why study MSc Nutrition and Behaviour at BU?
- Nutrition-related ill-health contributes towards preventable disease including obesity and many of the non-communicable diseases on both a national and global scale.
- Gain a foundation in the physiology and biochemistry of nutrition, complemented by units on the role of nutrition in behaviour and cognition, and the management of associated clinical conditions.
- Discover the role of nutrition from preconception to old age including topics such as in-utero programming, infant feeding practices, the development of food likes and dislikes in children, food promotion, psychological factors contributing to the development of obesity including appetite and weight control, disordered eating behaviours, prevention of diet-related disease, and the role of diet in normal ageing and age-related conditions.
- Put learning into a professional context with a short placement in an environment of your choice; locally or internationally and in the healthcare, community or private sector.
Core units: Contemporary Nutrition, Developing Professional Practice, Advanced Research Methods, Nutrition for Brain and Mental Health, Nutrition, Health and Psychology, Nutrition in the Prevention and Management of Disease, Dissertation Project.
A Bachelor's Honours degree, 2.2 or above in the clinical/life sciences, psychology, nursing or nutrition. If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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