This program aims at enabling learners to deepen their knowledge in basic as well as community nutrition and applied human nutrition. Learners will gain experience i research oriented fields towards solving problems related to food, nutrition and health. The programme provides a strong foundation for learners who wish to pursue further studies for doctoral programmes and or deepen their expertise for teaching and research.
Learners could do their research on a problem related to international nutrition as well. This program is primarily addressed to those holding a Bachelor’s degree in the field. Those holding qualifications in other fields, such as biological sciences, dietetics, health, food science and food technology amongst others may also be considered.
A Bachelor’s degree with at least second class honours in Nutrition, biological and dietetics, health, food science and food technology from a recognised University,including professional qualifications in the field, acceptable to the Open University of Mauritius. Candidates must have a good mastery of English Language. Prior Learning and Prior Experiential Learning may be considered by the University for admission to this program.