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Human Nutrition MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Human Nutrition MSc, PGDip, PGCert

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course aims to develop your understanding of the principles of nutrition, and will enable you to scientifically evaluate the links between diet, health and disease.

Course overview

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.

Why study this course with us?

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.

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


The course is assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including written examinations, essays, oral presentations, and case studies. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Job prospects

Many employers require nutritionists who are registered with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) which is maintained by the AfN. Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for direct entry on to the register.

Nutrition is a broad field and previous graduates typically work in:

  • public health
  • community health
  • food/nutrition industries
  • private freelance practice
  • charities and voluntary organisations
  • research and development
  • sports nutrition


The building blocks of scientific research: types of research (analytical, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative), scientific parlance (hypothesis, concepts, operational definitions, and dependent/independent variables), sampling procedures, and measurement issues (reliability and validity).

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Entry requirements

You need 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 honour degree and recent A Levels in biology and/or chemistry (grade A-C).

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more