Taught course

Exercise and Nutrition Science (Dublin)

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.

Please note that Exercise and Nutrition Science is also available in Chester.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This part-time 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, and provide opportunities for those aspiring to work in this high-profile field.

Why Study Exercise and Nutrition Science (Dublin) 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 part time to suit your personal and work commitments. Flexibility is achieved through the delivery of modules over three-day blocks followed by eight weeks of home-based learning. This allows students nationally and internationally to attend the course.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is mainly by lectures interspersed with laboratory practicals, group discussion, seminars and interactive computer-based sessions. 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition