Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years (UK/EU students only)
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £12,310 (FT)
- £23,440 (FT)
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a biological science, medical or healthcare discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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This MSc provides a sound programme in human nutrition covering practical approaches, research methods and nutrition in the general population and in disease states. Eating disorders are presented using different teaching methods with an extensive series of seminars, tutorial and clinical attachments at St Ann's, Great Ormond Street and the Royal Free London Hospitals. Students will also undertake a significant research project.
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) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.
- Disease and Disordered Eating
- Eating Disorders: Clinical Science
- Eating Disorders: Treatment
- Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism
- Malnutrition in the Community
- Practical Nutrition Assessment
- Research Methods
- Therapeutic Aspects of Clinical Nutrition
- There are no optional modules for this programme.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of between 10,000-12,000 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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £2,500 (1 year)
- UK, EU students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
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 clinical eating disorders setting or an academic setting.
Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition is a recently established MSc, therefore no information on graduate destinations is currently available. However, as an indication, graduates of the Clinical and Public Health Nutrition MSc have taken up positions as dieticians, nutritionists, clinicians or undertaken further PhD studies.
This degree will give graduates a clear advantage when applying for clinical and research positions in units in which children, adolescents or adults with eating disorders are assessed, treated and recruited into research programmes. It is particularly relevant for individuals wishing to apply for senior positions in these units, as well as graduates who aspire to studying for a doctorate in the eating disorders field. Surveys have shown that eating disorder services are continuing to develop in all parts of the country, providing substantial opportunities for employment in this burgeoning field.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The field of eating disorders is rapidly developing in terms of service provision and research. This MSc is the only comprehensive graduate programme available in the field, meeting an important clinical and academic need.
Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, dietitian, nurse or researcher interested in eating disorders affecting adults or children and adolescents, this new degree will provide fundamental nutrition education, and an extensive programme on eating disorders delivered in seminars, tutorials, clinical attachments and a major research project.
The programme fulfils criteria for membership of the Association of Nutrition.
Student / staff ratios › 295 staff including 84 postdocs › 74 taught students › 191 research students
Department: Division of Medicine
Application and next steps
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 graduates and health professionals in psychology, psychiatry, medicine and nutrition who have a clinical or academic interest in eating disorders.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at graduate level
- why you want to study Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree