The normal academic standard for entry is: A Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry, sports science or physiology. Other related subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted.
Months of entry
On completion of the course, you are registered with the Association of Nutrition (AfN) as an associate nutritionist, which will allow you to use ANutr after your name.
After three years of relevant experience, associate nutritionists can become registered nutritionists. You can apply under 1 of 5 specialisms from public health, sports and exercise, nutrition science, animal and food.
The course team has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology, dietary assessment and clinical research to nutrition policy. These aspects are reflected in the course.
The MSc is a one-year full-time course, involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters commencing in either September or February. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years.
As a full-time student you will take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.
- Assessment of Nutritional Status
- Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health I
- Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health II (core for the Public Health route)
- Sports and Exercise Nutrition (core for the Sport Nutrition route)
- Obesity & Weight Management
- Scientific Frameworks for Research
- Nutrition Politics and Policy
- Exercise and Health
- Advanced Nutrition Research Techniques
To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project and then submit a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.
Career opportunities include employment in the food industry, research, the media and charitable organisations. Graduates are well placed to apply for research studentships with a view to completing a PhD. Career opportunities are increasing in both fields.
Information for international students
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
- 020 7133 4202