StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Food and Human Nutrition, MPhil

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MPhilFull-time, Part-time12 - 72 monthsfind outfind outfind out

About Food and Human Nutrition, MPhil - at Newcastle University

MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of research topics supported by our research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to understanding how food and food constituents affect human health and well-being, relating to healthy ageing, food security, sensory quality, international nutrition and personalised nutrition.

Much of the research is multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary, via links across research areas within the School, and across the University through the Human Nutrition Research Centre.

Research themes

  • health benefits of consuming selected foods and food types, eg whole grains, carrots, nitrate-rich vegetables, food supplements, regarding cardiovascular health, cancer, sarcopenia, cell damage
  • elucidation of roles of fat-soluble vitamins in health and disease, eg vitamins A and D, modelling and understanding sources and metabolism in humans and farm animals
  • medicinal properties of herbs and plant extracts, eg effects on cognitive performance, pain, mood, well-being, dementia
  • effects of production/processing factors on food composition & sensory quality, eg effects of organic/conventional production, supply chain temperatures, varieties/breeds.

Facilities

Laboratories

Our modern laboratories provide important teaching and research environments and are equipped with analytical equipment such as HPLCs, GCs, CNS analyser, centrifuges, spectrophotometers and molecular biology equipment. Our specialist research facilities include:

  • a tissue culture laboratory
  • plant growth rooms
  • a Class II laboratory for safe handling of human biological samples
  • taste panel facilities and test kitchen
  • a thin section facility for soils analysis.

We operate closely with other Schools, Institutes and the University's Central Scientific Facilities for access to more specialist analytical services. For work with human subjects we use a purpose built Clinical Research Facility which is situated in the Royal Victoria Infirmary teaching hospital and is managed jointly by us and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

nu-food Food and Consumer Research Facility

The NU-Food Food and Consumer Research Facility has undergone a £700,000 refurbishment and now boasts a culinary training suite, a sensory laboratory and food handling facility, all supported by multi-functional rooms and a reception.

See How to Apply tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/food-rural-development-research-msc/?utm_source=referral-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=food-rural-development-research-msc&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

MPhil

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

PhD

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a master’s degree would be advantageous.

English Language Requirements

To study these courses you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

MPhil and PhD in Food and Human Nutrition (Agriculture, Food and Rural Development)

To study these courses you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto one of the following Pre-sessional English Language courses. 

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry:  IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study our Pre-sessional English Language courses at INTO Newcastle University Centre.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

    Courses you may be interested in at other institutions

    Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

    Data Science BSc

    Amsterdam Tech

    Find out more

    Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation (MABLE) MA

    Distance and Independent Studies Center, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Germany

    Find out more

    Strategic Human Resource Management MSc

    Cranfield School of Management

    Find out more

    Luxury Management MSc

    International University of Monaco

    Find out more

    Forensic and Legal Psychology Master Degree

    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Find out more

    Psychological Science BA

    John Cabot University

    Find out more

    Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

    If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

    Graduate Diploma in Supervision

    Australian Catholic University (ACU)

    Find out more
    See all Postgraduate pathway courses

    Other courses at Newcastle University

    There are 516 other courses listed from Newcastle University. A selection of these are displayed below:

    Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

    Newcastle University

    Find out more

    Accounting and Finance - London BSc (Hons)

    Newcastle University

    Find out more

    Accounting and Mathematics BSc (Hons)

    Newcastle University

    Find out more

    Advanced Computer Science MSc

    Newcastle University

    Find out more
    View all 516 courses at Newcastle University

    Related Information

    See other universities in Newcastle

    Find out more about studying in the United Kingdom