Research course

Clinical Sciences and Nutrition (MRes)

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant science or health-related discipline. A minimum 2:1 honours is required. Applications from those with appropriate professional qualifications will also be considered.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course will provide excellent training for students who may wish to move on to a PhD, or for students who simply wish to undertake a significant research project. The focus of this course is a research project in nutrition, physical activity and health.

Why Study Clinical Sciences and Nutrition (MRes) with us?

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition has a long-established reputation in nutrition, physical activity and health at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We have considerable teaching and research expertise in nutrition and allied subjects. Our staff are enthusiastic and helpful, and pride themselves on the extra help provided to those who require it.

This course:

  • meets the current training needs to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to undertake a substantive personal research project
  • aims to provide a wide range of career opportunities, including onward progression to PhD.

How will I be taught?

We deliver taught modules as short three-/four-day intensive courses, which facilitates attendance by students in employment both nationally and internationally. The taught modules are supported by online and other resources.

Each taught module requires 25-30 hours of classroom attendance, followed by 170 to 175 hours of directed/self-directed learning.

How will I be assessed?

The research project is assessed by the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article suitable for publication in an appropriate journal.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    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

Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition