Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to have a first degree in a biological science subject (excluding nutrition or closely related degrees) with 2:2 Honours classification or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at BSc graduates in biological sciences (or related subjects) to allow them to specialise in nutrition.

It offers students an in-depth education in human nutrition covering the underlying principles and evidence base, defining concepts, theories and methods, and the current knowledge and development of the subject, within a research-led environment.

Key facts

  • The programme is managed by the school’s nutritional sciences group, which is the largest provider of undergraduate and postgraduate training in nutrition and related subjects in the UK
  • The group is also engaged in internationally renowned research in collaboration with academic and industrial partners
  • The group has an interest in three key research areas, namely: (i) Metabolism, ageing and disease, including nutrient-gene interactions, fetal programming, and molecular nutrition; (ii) Global food security, particularly the nutritional and processing quality of animal and plant products; and (iii) Diet and Health, particularly diet-health interactions in humans

Information for international students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

Fees and funding

UK/EU students

General information on funding for both research and taught degrees, applicable to UK/HEU students is available from the University's Graduate School.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559