MSci, BSc Nutrition
(Award available for year: Master of Sci & Bach of Sci)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:• demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to nutrition and to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline;• demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge across, or in aspects at, the forefront of the discipline;• exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities related to nutrition;• demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to research in an area of nutrition;• proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;• take a proactive and reflective role in learning and to develop professional relationships with others;• work effectively in an industrial environment as part of a team;• proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and evaluate these; evaluate current issues and research in sustainability and environmental management research.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:• a practical and working understanding of nutrition; • the skills required to conduct multi-disciplinary research;• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in professional practice;• ability to evaluate their own achievement and that of others;• self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;• critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms in nutrition and related areas.• critical evaluation of their own achievement and that of others through self and per assessment;
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;• the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;• evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within areas of nutrition;• evaluating and criticising received opinion;• work that is typically both evaluative and creative.• making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.