Taught course

Human Nutrition

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree 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 and recent A Levels in biology and/or chemistry (grade A-C).

Months of entry


Course content

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. Additionally, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the physiological and biochemical processes involved in how the human body utilises nutrients. However, nutrition is not just about individual nutrients, this course also explores the cultural, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence nutrition.

The course is not just theoretical, modules include practical elements in order to develop real-world vocational skills required by nutritionists. 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.

This course will appeal to professionals within the food and nutrition industries as well as health professionals. Our course is also tailored for undergraduates with non-nutrition degrees who wish to move into the field of nutrition, and those with nutrition-related degrees wishing to further their studies to gain a postgraduate qualification.

Visit our Timetable page for details on how modules are scheduled.

Students that do not wish to study the full MSc programme, can choose to study to a PGDip/PGCert level instead.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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