Taught course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An Honours degree with a 2:2 or above in a relevant discipline (Sport; Exercise; Health; Nutrition; Biochemistry; Dietetics).

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, with English Language, Mathematics and Science all at Grade 4/C or above.
The University operates a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process that enables all applicants to gain recognition for previous studies and learning that relates to the course being applied for.
EU and International: Candidates who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition will allow you to gain the specialist skills and competencies needed to kick-start a successful career as a sport and exercise nutritionist or pursue further research in this subject area.

The course is delivered through a series of taught and practice-based learning sessions delivered by our SENr-registered Sport and Exercise Nutrition academic staff. The practical sessions involve laboratory, field-based and nutrition kitchen-related work to develop the range of practical skills and competencies required of a sport and exercise nutritionist.
Taught sessions cover the key principles of sport and exercise nutrition, exercise metabolism and biochemistry, ensuring that you have a strong scientific knowledge underpinning your applied practice. Throughout the course, we will encourage you to critically evaluate the latest scientific research along with emerging themes in sport and exercise nutrition to develop an evidence-based approach to your work. Aligned to this, you will have the opportunity to engage in a Professional Practice placement which will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge with a range of external clients, including athletes from professional sport (for example football, cricket, rugby etc.), as well as the wider health and exercise community.
The course is currently seeking accreditation through the SENr to become an SENr-accredited postgraduate course. This will enable successful graduates to apply for Graduate SENr registration upon completion of the course, and so ensuring you have a key requirement of most job roles within the sector.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team