MSc/PG Dip 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
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 courses to move towards revalidation in May 2018.
- 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 notyour 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
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. Other degree qualified applicants are also registering for this course many of whom complete all or part of the Bioscience Entry Course for postgraduate. Approximately 120 students are enrolled on this programme at any one time
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.
Personalised Nutrition 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 expert lectures online from one of their recent AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) courses. Students taking the MSc/PG Dip Personalised Nutrition who are existing nutritional therapists can apply post-graduation for AFMCP status subject to joining the IFM as a professional member. Students that combine the MSc or PG Dip with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) as a route to nutritional therapy practice may also be eligible to apply for AFMCP status post-graduation subject to meeting requirements. MSc and PG Dip students are enrolled as student members of the IFM throughout their degree and NTPD studies.
Applicants can enrol on the MSc or the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) 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 re-entry as it is not permissible to gain more than one award from the same programme.
Alternatively, applicants can enrol on the MSc if unable to complete the full programme can apply for a PG Dip or PG Cert as an Exit Award.
Distance learning students that live in travelling distance to the Centre can apply to attend a selection of lectures for each of the taught modules as they are delivered by live webinar to those unable to attend.
- 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 including Middlesex University.
For further details on the postgraduate Personalised Nutrition programme please refer to our full Prospectus.