The Bioscience Entry course for postgraduates is designed to provide a strong underpinning for joining the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition for applicants without a foundation in Human Biology, Chemistry, Physiology and Biochemistry
Part, or all of the Bioscience Entry course for postgraduates may be recommended to applicants who hold:
- a first science degree that did not cover any, or all of the four components of this course
- a first science degree in one or more of the four components but might require a refresher
- a first science degree that covered only a part of the content and might need a refresher, and/or take the subjects that were not covered by their prior degree studies as complete units.
- a first degree but not classified in the sciences
- who are nutritional therapy diploma graduates that might require a refresher in one or more of these subjects
Depending on your unique education background each applicant will be advised on the most appropriate way forward during interview.
NB: the default route for an applicant who holds a non-science degree is to join the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science. Each applicant applying for the MSc/Dip Personalised Nutrition course without a first science degree will be considered on an individual application basis.
The four key bioscience modules and their respective levels are:
All 4 modules are studied by distance learning with tutor and tutorial support.
Bioscience Entry course start dates are: Mid Jan-Mid Feb; Mid-April-Mid May; Mid-July-Mid-August; Mid Oct-Mid-Nov
MSc start dates: January, April and September
Allow approximately 120 hours of study time for each of the 4 modules and regularly submit coursework for assessment.
Depending on your background we may also require that you complete Level 5 (undergraduate) modules Research Methods and/or Applied Pathophysiological Reasoning, either independently or in combination with one or more of the above modules.
Each component of the postgraduate Bioscience Entry course is based on approximately 120 hours of coursework.
To maximise your time it may be possible to start the MSc programme and elements of the Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) whilst completing Bioscience modules. Students must have submitted at least 50% of the bioscience coursework and achieved grades 65% and over in order for combining completion with starting Personalised Healthcare & Research Paradigms module.
Personalised Healthcare & Research Paradigms from the MSc programme does not require Biosciences but would require prior undergraduate level Research Methods.
NB: Entry courses must be passed in order to continue to progress with the degree programme. All fees once paid are non-refundable.
Foundation and Advanced Coaching modules leading to a 2-day external verification process is a standalone course that can be taken at any point during your study programme.
A few applicants eligible for the MSc + NTPD wish to start with the BSc Hons Nutritional Science or are recommended to do so, and then switch to the MSc at the end of the first year of the BSc. This is possible and in this instance students would take the Undergraduate Bioscience Entry Course and complete all first year modules of the degree. Biochemistry and Physiology are taught as part of the first year BSc modules. In addition, some elements of the NTPD are covered in the first year undergraduate modules that would then not need to be taken on the NTPD after transferring to the MSc or Dip Personalised Nutrition + NTPD. Fees for this option is based on the Undergraduate Bioscience Entry Course and one third of the price of the BSc Hons Nutritional Science. This option is discussed at interview if requested.
Please note: applicants offered a place on the MSc or PG Diploma Personalised Nutrition from January 2019 is ‘subject to revalidation’ of both programmes by Middlesex University. The validated degree programmes undergo revalidation every six years. The university has approved for both the MSc and PG Diploma in Personalised Nutrition to move towards revalidation in May 2018.
For further information including module content and fees, please review our Prospectus.
You may also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to request more detailed course descriptors.