Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Foods and Nutrition (M.Sc.) - Thesis Stream

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Brescia University College
Field of Study:Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


Brescia University College at Western University offers two curriculum options in the MScFN program: a project-based (practicum) curriculum option and a thesis-based curriculum option. Both groups will participate in graduate-level university courses and enhance their leadership skills. Students will also expand their research competence through a major research project or completion of a thesis.
Provides graduates with a Master of Science degree and the opportunity to strengthen research skills through advanced course work and Thesis development. Research will progress under the guidance of a Faculty Research Supervisor, who will support the student in her/his learning. The MScFN thesis-based curriculum option does not train students to become Registered Dietitians in Canada.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    MScFN Thesis Stream
    ▪ Honours BSc in Foods and Nutrition from a Canadian undergraduate program accredited by Dietitians of Canada (or an equivalent accredited nutrition degree)
    ▪ Undergraduate course in research methodology and statistics - 1.0 FCE
    ▪ Minimum undergraduate GPA of 78%
    ▪ Relevant work and volunteer experience (resume required)
    ▪ Internationally trained applicants please view more information at http://brescia.uwo.ca/academics/graduate-programs/mscfn-prospective-students/international-applicants/

    ▪ Applicants must meet selection criteria which evaluates their readiness for advanced practice, ability to plan and conduct research, and potential for leadership in their profession. Experience and performance in professional practice will be given weight. Communication skills, attitude and commitment to undertake master’s-level education will also be considered.
    ▪ Depending on the courses taken in their bachelor’s degree, international applicants may need to complete some undergraduate nutrition courses at Brescia prior to becoming eligible to apply to the MScFN Thesis Stream.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 11, 2022