Taught course

Human Nutrition

Ulster University · School of Biomedical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have achieved at least a 2:2 classification in a science degree which contains a substantive component of biochemistry and physiology or equivalent related science subjects which demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals in biosciences. All qualifications are individually assessed in conjunction with academic references by the course director to ensure they meet the entrance criteria.

Months of entry


Course content

Human Nutrition is the scientific study of the foods we eat, the nutrients in foods, the fate of the nutrients when they are eaten and the effects of diet on health and well being. As a graduate nutritionist you will have the skills to elicit, disseminate, and apply knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to promote an understanding of the effects of diet on human health and well-being.

Students will gain knowledge in food science, applied nutrition, nutritional assessment, nutritional biochemistry, research and statistics skills and public health nutrition. Development of key skills including communication, research and professionalism will enable students to become a competent Associate Nutritionist and eligible to register with UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) regulated by Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Alyson Hill
+44 (0) 28 7012 4128