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Master of Science in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing (Nutrition in Practice)

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 15058

Stream Code NPF (Full-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration 1 year

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation 30

Initial Registration Credits 6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fees HK$5,900 per credit for local and non-local students

Programme Leaders Dr Christine Shi-ying Li
BSc, MSc, PhD, RNutr (UK)


  • This is a specialism of the MSc in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing programme, with a greater focus on practical, higher English language requirements and fitness to practice policy that prepares students to apply for nutritionist registration.
  • Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims and Characteristics

This programme aims to provide a unique, professionally oriented education opportunity for Bachelor's degree holders with relevant backgrounds, and to produce well-trained nutritionists capable of meeting the needs of the community, especially those of the elderly. The programme nurtures well-rounded and competitive graduates with excellent knowledge and skills. It includes a carefully designed curriculum, modern learning/teaching methodologies, multiple assessment tools, and workplace learning experiences, with the primary goal of contributing to the health and well-being of the ageing population.

Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. use their professional skills and knowledge to provide nutrition services and assess the nutritional status of individuals, especially the elderly;
  2. provide nutrition counselling and education for individuals, groups and communities to optimise health and well-being, with an emphasis on healthy ageing, by applying specific principles of nutrition and communication strategies;
  3. understand the food chain and its impact on people’s food choices, as well as the role of nutrition and diet in healthy ageing;
  4. analyse and apply research methods in various nutrition and healthy ageing studies and settings; and
  5. demonstrate the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills required to identify and solve problems related to nutrition and healthy ageing.

Scholarship and Continuing Education Fund



One-off entry scholarships of HK$10,000 each will be granted to applicants with excellent academic achievements.



Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirement

A Bachelor's degree with honours in food, nutrition, biological science or health-related disciplines, or other relevant science disciplines.
English Language Requirement

English Language Requirement

For those whose first language is not English, an Overall Band score of 6.5 or above with no subscore less than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module is required.

IELTS results older than 2 years is normally NOT accepted.
Continuing Education Fund

Additional Graduation Requirement

All students will be required to comply with the Fitness to Practice Policy prior to graduation from our programme.


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