Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted.

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. Students will develop a confident, scientific approach to answering questions through theoretical analysis, formulation of hypotheses, practical experimentation, data analysis and communication of results.

The course aims to cover:
-The principles of nutrition including the sources and functions of macro- and micronutrients, energetics and metabolism.
-A range of methods for acquiring and interpreting biological and epidemiological information.
-The role of diet in the causation and prevention of disease and the promotion of health.
-The latest trends and developments within nutrition and of philosophical and ethical issues associated with those trends.
-The fundamental interdisciplinary information which underpins the discipline of human nutrition.

The course consists of two semesters of taught modules (120 credits), followed by a Research Project and Dissertation (60 credits). Students completing 120 credits of taught modules are eligible for the PGDip, whilst completion of the 60 credit research project is required for the full MSc.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Bioscience's web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559