Taught course

Exercise and Nutrition Science

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications.

Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This Master’s course is designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge, qualifications and expertise in this popular area of study. Our course aims to provide postgraduate education and training opportunities for exercise, nutrition and health professionals/graduates, or help facilitate a career switch for others looking to work in this high-profile field.

Why Study Exercise and Nutrition Science with us?

The aims of this postgraduate course are for you to develop:

  • a critical understanding of the concepts and controversies in exercise and nutrition science
  • a scientific and enquiring approach to the study of contemporary exercise and nutrition issues
  • research skills for the critical investigation of exercise and nutrition topics.

The course is highly flexible, allowing you to study full time or part time to suit your personal and work commitments. Flexibility is achieved through the delivery of modules over three-day blocks (see our Timetable 2018/19) followed by eight weeks of campus, or home-based, learning. This allows students nationally and internationally to attend the course. Our course is delivered by a team of experienced academics and also practitioners who work in high-profile areas.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is mainly by lectures interspersed with laboratory practicals, group discussion, seminars and interactive computer-based sessions. (see our Timetable 2018/19).

There are 25-30 contact hours per module. You will also undertake campus- or home-based learning and tutorials (face to face or online).

How will I be assessed?

Each module requires 200 hours of study and is assessed via a 4,000- word written assignment or its equivalent – e.g. poster presentation. There are no examinations.

Following the completion of six taught modules, if you are an MSc student you will be required to undertake a personal research project.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition