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Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition MSc

This recently established programme is intended for all professionals wishing to work in the eating disorders field at a high level. The qualifications (MSc, Diploma, Certificate) as well as the short courses, will appeal to clinicians and scientists who wish to provide treatment, develop services and conduct research in this field.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years (Overseas students only)

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£11,950 (FT)
Overseas:
£22,760 (FT) £11,330 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Entry Requirements

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

We welcome applications from potential researchers and those already working in the field, for whom the part-time option may be the most suitable.

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.

International students

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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Degree Information

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, clinical attachments at St Ann's, Great Ormond Street and the Royal Free Hospitals and a research project which may lead to publication.

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 consisting of eight core modules (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate consisting of four core modules (60 credits, full-time three months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • 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

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of between 10,000-15,000 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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition MSc

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed 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.

Division of Medicine MSc Bursaries

Value:
£2,500 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial needs

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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 undertake further PhD studies.

Employability

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, dietician, 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 Nutrition Society.

Student / staff ratios › 289 staff › 74 taught students › 191 research students

Department: Division of Medicine

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

For more information see our Applications page.

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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
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.

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