Taught course

Human Nutrition (Public Health / Sports)

London Metropolitan University · School of Human Sciences

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a lower second class (2.2) UK first degree (or equivalent) in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry, sports science or physiology (other related subjects will be considered on an individual basis)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

The MSc Human Nutrition builds on your experience gained from an appropriate first degree and provides options to specialise in public health nutrition or sports nutrition. In particular the aims are:

  • to offer a programme of advanced study and training for a future career in public health or sports nutrition
  • 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

More about this course

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 one of five 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.


Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.

Professional accreditation

The course has been accredited by AfN since 2011.

Modular structure

Core modules include:

  • Advanced Metabolic Nutrition (core, 20 credits)
  • Advanced Nutrition Research Techniques (core, 20 credits)
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status (core, 20 credits)

Option modules include:

  • Professional Practice in Nutrition (option, 20 credits)
  • Nutrition, Food Science and Catering (alternative core, 20 credits)
  • Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health II (alternative core, 20 credits)

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

After the course

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.

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

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