Taught course

Sports Therapy (top-up)

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

A successful applicant will normally be required to have: An upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject. 120 M level credits in a relevant area of Sports Nutrition or the IOC PG Diploma in Sports Nutrition. Other relevant qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Those with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

The MSc Sports Nutrition (Top up) aims to provide research experience for prospective students who hold the IOC PG Diploma in Sports Nutrition or similar qualification. In particular the aims are:

  • To advance practical experience and develop a critical and reflective approach to research and practice in nutrition
  • To enable you to become effective learners and practitioners by developing cross-functional skills

The course team has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology, dietary assessment and clinical research to childhood obesity. These aspects are reflected in the course.

Course structure

To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project and then submit a 10,000-15,000 word dissertation.

Core modules:

NFPP16N dissertation

It is designed for students to undertake a substantial piece of research in their subject field.


Assessment is by a combination of a practical component, a written report and Viva Voce.

Career opportunities

Graduates will find opportunities in the Sports and health field as well as the fitness industry. Graduates may also use this course as a starting point for a sports nutrition research career.

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

UK students
£2,550 per year
International students
£3,800 per year

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24+ months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202