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Miss Gemma Martin

Email: gemma.martin@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 2308

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£11,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,500 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Clinical and Public Health Nutrition: Eating Disorders MSc

This new programme addresses the demand for education in Eating Disorders, for all professionals wishing to work in this field at a high level. The qualifications (MSc, Diploma, Certificate) will appeal to clinicians and scientists who wish to provide treatment, develop services and conduct research in the Eating Disorders field.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

This MSc provides a sound programme in human nutrition covering practical approaches, research methods and nutrition in the general population and in disease states. The programme fulfils criteria for membership of the Nutrition Society. Eating Disorders are presented using different approaches with an extensive series of seminars, clinical attachments and a research project which may lead to publication.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

There has been a burgeoning of specialist services for Eating Disorders in the UK, with increasing numbers of professionals working in these services. This new MSc is the only comprehensive graduate programme available in the field, meeting an important clinical need and furthering professional development.

Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, dietician, nurse or researcher interested in Eating Disorders affecting adults or children and adolescents, this new programme will provide fundamental nutrition education, and an extensive course on eating disorders delivered in seminars, clinical attachments at St Ann’s, Great Ormond Street and the Royal Free Hospitals, and a major research project.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Disease and Disordered Eating
  • Practical Nutrition Assessment
  • Research Methods
  • Eating Disorders: Clinical Science
  • Eating Disorders: Treatment
  • Therapeutic Aspects of Clinical Nutrition
  • Malnutrition in the Community


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, laboratory work, and practicals. Assessment is through examination, presentations, essays, practical reports and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare or health-related discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for health professionals working in psychiatry and in medicine and nutrition who have a clinical or academic interest in eating disorders.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Clinical and Public Health Nutrition: Eating Disorders at graduate level
  • why you want to study Clinical and Public Health Nutrition: Eating Disorders at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


This programme will provide specialist graduate training for health professionals already working in the Eating Disorders field or prepare students for a career in a specialist eating disorders service.

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