MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert in Personalised Nutrition
- Validated by Middlesex University
- Distance Learning
- Available to study full-time (1 year) or part-time (2-3 years)
- Opportunities to start throughout in January, April and September
- MSc and PG Dip can be combined with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) as an accredited route to Nutritional Therapy practice
- A first science degree is the primary entrance requirement, though applicants with other
degree or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual application basis.
- All applicants must demonstrate appropriate and underpinning knowledge of chemistry, human
biology, physiology and biochemistry. Depending on your unique education background you
might be advised to take part, or all, of our short BioScience Entry course.
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent is the standard requirement for applicants where English is not
your first language
- Basic computer skills including word processing, internet browsing and use of email
NB: GCSE & ‘A’ level qualifications (or equivalent) and/or prior degree study which included Chemistry, Human Biology, Physiology and Biochemistry are accepted within a 5-year currency or demonstrating continued application in the workplace.
Course Length & Study Options:
- MSc: 1 year full time or 1.5-3 years part-time
- Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) 10 months full time or 2 years part time
- Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) 6-10 months
This innovative programme started in January 2012 and has attracted considerable interest from many health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, practising nutritionists and nutritional and complementary therapists. Non-bioscience degree qualified applicants with science degrees are also registering for this course.
The MSc in Personalised Nutrition primarily aims to deliver an intellectually stimulating and rigorous advanced programme of study that directly supports the development of an evidence base for a personalised nutrition approach to healthcare, as well as promoting lifelong learning and career opportunities for graduates of this course. Person-centred “diagnosis‟ underpins Functional Medicine (FM). The Institute for Functional Medicine founded in 1990 and led by bio-scientists and medical doctors has collaborated with CNELM to enable students on this course to access lectures from many IFM leaders in the field.
Applicants can enrol on the MSc or the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) or the PG Certificate (PG Cert) in Personalised Nutrition. Progression to the PG Dip or the MSc is possible following completion of the lower award. Applicants progressing to a higher award must relinquish their certificate or diploma on reentry as it is not permissible to gain more than one award from the same programme. Alternatively, applicants can enrol on the MSc and apply for the PG Dip or PG Cert as a Fall Back award if unable to complete the full programme.
Full attendance or 50% attendance at the Centre meets the requirements to register on the Attendance course. Many students around the world study the same programme as a Distance Learner. Distance learning students can attend lectures subject to prior arrangement with the Centre.
- A popular option for current and prospective students is to combine this course with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma as an accredited route leading to nutritional therapy practice.
- Graduates of the postgraduate Personalised Nutrition programme can also apply to join other universities or colleges to study at Doctorate level.
- On successful completion of the postgraduate Personalised Nutrition programme, you can apply to continue your studies at Middlesex University by taking either a taught postgraduate programme or a research programme.
For further details on the postgraduate Personalised Nutrition programme, including Study Options, Course Outline and Fees, please refer to our 2015 Prospectus.