Programme Aims & Characteristics

This programme aims to provide a unique and profession-oriented education opportunity for Bachelor degree holders with relevant background and produce well-trained nutritionists for the needs and benefits of the community, especially for the elderly service.
To provide a deeper insight to students to promote health education in Hong Kong, while picking up the responsibility to promote human health towards optimal nutritional status and disease prevention.

Programme Highlights

  1. A unique applied nutrition programme addressing the ageing population needs of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Hong Kong;
  2. The first MSc nutrition programme in Hong Kong offering practicums in community settings;
  3. Curriculum design of the MSc programme is based on the UK Association for Nutrition (AfN) standard.

Career Prospects

Excellent job prospects are available to the graduates. They could work in public health and nutritional science within the health service, academia and in the food and nutrition industry.

Self-financed Tuition Fee

HK$159,000 per programme

Entrance Requirement

Bachelor’s degree with honours in nutrition, food safety, food science, food technology, public health or other relevant / related disciplines

English Language Requirement

Applicants who are not native speakers of English, or whose Bachelor’s degree is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, should fulfill the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For the application procedures, please visit PolyU Academic Registry website:
Subject Code Subject Title Credits
Semester 1
ABCT5021 Food Preparation and Menu Planning 3
ABCT5022 Nutritional Assessment 3
ABCT5023 Public Health Nutrition 3
ABCT5026 Practicum I 1.5
APSS533 Mental Health and the Aged 3
Semester 2
ABCT5024 Nutrition and Health for Older Adults 3
ABCT5025 Nutrition Education and Counselling 3
ABCT5026 Practicum I 1.5
ABCT5027 Practicum II / ABCT5028 Capstone Project 1.5 / 3
RS517 Research Methods & Data Analysis 3
Semester 3
ABCT5027 Practicum II 1.5
  Total 30

Programme Requirement Document

Subject Description Forms

For further programme information, please contact:
Kay Lo