Taught course

Nutritional Sciences

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a biological science subject (excluding nutrition or closely related degrees)

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for BSc graduates in biological sciences or related subjects, to specialise in nutrition.

Gain an in-depth education in human nutrition covering:

  • underlying principles and evidence base
  • defining concepts, theories and methods
  • current knowledge and development of nutritional science

The programme is managed by the school’s Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics which is engaged in internationally renowned research in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.

Key facts

  • The division has an interest in three key research areas:
    • Metabolism, ageing and disease, including nutrient-gene interactions, fetal programming, and molecular nutrition
    • Global food security, particularly the nutritional and processing quality of animal and plant products
    • 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
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559