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Course summary

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.
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which means that after graduating you will be able to apply for Associate level status with the AfN.

Modules

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.

Assessment method

Dissertation.


Entry requirements

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

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Nutrition and Behaviour at Bournemouth University - UCAS