Taught course

Human Nutrition

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree (BSc) or equivalent, in a biological/health science including components of biochemistry, is required.

On application, students should provide a degree transcript and details of modules with biochemistry content (e.g. module/unit descriptors).

Applications may be considered from applicants with degrees that don’t fall into the above categories, e.g. chemistry, sports science etc., providing the applicant has a minimum 2:1 honours degree (BSc) and recent A Levels in biology and/or chemistry.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course aims to develop your understanding of the principles of nutrition, and will enable you to scientifically evaluate the links between diet, health and disease. It is becoming increasingly apparent that nutrition plays a key role in both health and disease. This course aims to develop an understanding of the principles of nutrition and enables students to scientifically evaluate the links between diet, health and disease.

Why Study Human Nutrition with us?

As the MSc in Human Nutrition is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), graduates of this course are entitled to direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN). This allows graduates to use the letters ‘ANutr’ after their name.

The course will appeal to professionals within the food and nutrition industries as well as health professionals.

Our course will also be attractive to undergraduates with non-nutrition degrees who wish to move into the field of nutrition and those with nutrition-related degrees wishing further their studies to gain a postgraduate qualification.

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?

Each taught module involves attendance at a three-day intensive course (Wednesday to Friday, 9.15am to 5.00pm), followed by an eight-week period of campus- or home-based learning with interim tutorials. (see our Timetable 2018/19).

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including written examinations, essays, oral presentations and case studies.

After completing six taught modules, you will commence the Research Project.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition