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University of Mauritius

Moka , n/a ,Mauritius

BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Sciences

Nutrition has become a topic of great interest for a wide population from healthcare professionals to consumers. Nutritional Sciences explore the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet. Much remains to be learned about how the optimal functioning of the body is influenced by diet. Addressing these problems requires nutritionists to work with specialists in various healthcare areas.

Nutritional Sciences encompass both preventive and curative aspects of human health and address various health conditions and diseases with the aim of improving the nutritional status of an individual or population while promoting a good quality of life.

This programme offers key knowledge and appropriate skills and prepare the student in the field of Nutritional Sciences. Nutritional Sciences continue to be of paramount importance in the preventive side of medicine leading to Medical Nutrition Therapy, which has acquired much popularity due to the increasing number of cases of non-communicable diseases as well as other nutrition-related diseases worldwide.

Specific Programme Objectives are:

? Integrate theoretical knowledge acquired during lectures and practicals into nutritional interventions.

? Develop critical thinking skills that will assist them in the nutritional assessment as well as in the nutritional management of diseases.

? Develop analytical skills, which are of fundamental importance in nutrition research, proximate analysis and for product development.

? Acquire food production and food processing knowledge and techniques through lectures and practicals.

? Undergo placements and training in nutrition-related institutions and acquire knowledge from the operations/procedures of food industries.

? Develop good communication skills throughout the programme. 


  • Aug Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelors program the Cambridge Higher School certificate is necessary or equivalent.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 6600 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 5500 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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