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Food & Nutritional Sciences (MRes)

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Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Food Science Nutrition

Course type


Course Summary


If you have a strong interest in a specific food or nutritional sciences topic and want to pursue a research-focussed career (in academia, the public sector, or working in the food industry), then our MRes degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences is the programme for you. The programme provides training in research methodology and the wider skills needed for a successful research career, before leading into an extended independent research project. Your MRes training and research project is supported and supervised by an experienced team of research-active staff that are actively engaged in tackling major and emerging problems in food and human nutrition.

What can I do with a Food and Nutritional sciences MRes degree?

A Masters (by research) in Food and Nutritional Sciences is ideal for those who are interested in pursuing (or further developing) research-focussed careers in the following areas:

  • Food & Nutrition Research Methods
  • Core Skills (Researcher development)
  • Practical research and applied skills tailored to your requirements, whilst maintaining an in-depth focus on scholarly aspects of the research process.


You will be taught in our Health Sciences building, which features specialist laboratories, including a phlebotomist suite for blood sampling and several purpose-built food and clinical nutrition laboratories. These include facilities for food product development (as well as facilities for sensory evaluation and consumer food research); and access to specialist equipment used in applied Food and Nutritional Sciences research.


This MRes is designed for those who are interested in a food or nutrition research-focussed career (in either academia, the public sector, or working in industry).

This MRes programme is also suitable for those already working (in a suitable area, such as Public Health Nutrition or a commercial Food Business), who would like to use this programme for professional development to tackle relevant work-based problems or challenges.


Undertaking of a substantial independent investigation (providing a ?full academic research experience?). You will develop practical research skills (tailored to your research and career interests); in-depth subject expertise within your research area; as well as a focus on the dissemination of research outcomes in both academic and applied settings. Your individually negotiated research project is likely to be within one of the following areas - Food Science & Innovation; Public Health Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; and Nutrition, Sport & Health.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant subject such as Nutrition, Food Science, Sports & Exercise Science or similar. Applications may still be considered from those who do not have a relevant qualification. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more