Taught course

Human Nutrition

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for applicants is an undergraduate degree in the bioscience field, applicants with at least a lower second class category will be considered. Applicants should normally be able to demonstrate a background in research methods or a related discipline. All applicants will be asked to attend an interview prior to acceptance.

Months of entry

December, September

Course content

The proportion of adults living in the UK categorised as obese continues to rise. Current data from The Health Survey for England 2013 suggests that a quarter of adults are obese, predisposing them to greater risk of diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease.

In an attempt to reduce levels of obesity and other diet related health problems numerous government initiatives have been launched such as Healthy Lives, Healthy People (2010); the National Child Measurement Programme; the Public Health Responsibility Deal and the Change4Life campaign, with the aim of preventing people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat healthily and move more.

Increased awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and the association between diet and health at all stages of life has led to a growth of public interest in the subject of nutrition.

The course has been designed to enable students to continue working along side their studies. They will only attend St Mary's University for one day a week (plus two intensive weeks).

The programme is mapped against the Competency Requirements for Course Accreditation outlined by The Association for Nutrition (AfN). Once accredited this will allow successful MSc students direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register for Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

020 8240 4112