Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Nutrition in Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

Nutrition is constantly developing and is a diverse area of study and employment. You’ll become an expert in food and nutrition on this accredited course. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study a constantly developing and diverse subject
  • Analyse the role of food and nutrition in disease, how lifestyle affects food and nutrition, and the vested interests of the food industry
  • Understand current issues in nutrition, enabling you to make a positive difference in a variety of nutrition-related roles
  • Develop a range of practical skills, including the ability to devise programmes for interventions, secure funding from commissioners and report your findings to wider audiences
  • Work either face-to-face or virtually with community groups to understand how to successfully engage with clients and influence behaviour change using websites, media presentations, workshops and social media
  • Integrate work experience alongside your academic study to enhance your employability and meet the Association for Nutrition competencies to become a registered associate nutritionist upon graduation
  • Have the choice to apply to study part-time via distance learning to fit your course around existing commitments
Find out more Put your learning into practice Our links with employers in the field of nutrition will ensure you can practically apply your learning. You'll undertake a four to six-week placement either in the UK or abroad. A placement is an opportunity to gain significant work experience in areas such as food product development, weight loss and healthy lifestyles, and consultancy in either the private, public or charity sector. Specialist facilities If you choose face-to-face teaching, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art biomedical science laboratories, clinical skills suite and kitchens, which will enable you to further develop your practical skills. If you study via distance learning, you’ll take part in bespoke virtual alternatives designed by experienced lectures and online course designers. Learn from experts You'll be taught by an experienced team of professionals including Professor Louisa Ells, a leading expert in obesity, and Dr Maria Maynard, leader of the Migrant Health Research group. You'll also hear from other leading professionals in the field as we host regular guest speakers from nutritional practice, the food industry, public health departments, hospital settings and research. Why study Nutrition in Practice at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Professionally accredited course
  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects


Core Modules:

  • Enterprise in Public Health Nutrition
  • Food Systems & Policy
  • Lifestyle Disease & Social Context
  • Nutrition Advances in Practice
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Research & Practice Development
  • Research Methods for Nutrition
  • Professional & Collaborative Practice
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of clinical sciences, biomedical sciences, sports science, sports and exercise science, nutrition, health or psychology, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Nutrition in Practice at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS