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Nutritional Sciences MSc/PGDip

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Full time | Sutton Bonington Campus | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Course overview

This course is designed for BSc graduates in biological sciences or related subjects. It provides a direct route to specialise in nutrition. The MSc degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

You'll develop a deep understanding of human nutrition and how this relates to health and disease. You will study the functions of macro and micronutrients, energetics and metabolism. Exploring the latest trends and developments within the field of nutrition.

Highlights include:

  • Molecular nutrition; study how nutrients impact on cellular processes
  • Public health nutrition; the relationship between diet, health and disease. Study in depth current public health priorities across the lifespan.

You'll investigate:

- international nutrition practices

- the development of a sustainable global diet

- the impact on health, survival and development capacity globally

- the influence of culture, religion and socioeconomic status on nutritional interventions

You'll develop transferable skills such as problem based abilities and data handling. These are skills required by the Association of Nutrition.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to work across nutrition and food companies such as Slimming World, Protein World and Danone. Some set up their own nutrition businesses. Others work as nutritionists in health services, for example working for the NHS in mental health nutrition support, or internationally, working for the Ghana Armed Forces.

Every year, some of our graduates decide to study research degrees at PhD level.


This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. Graduates can join the Association of Nutritionists’ Register as an Associate and use the ANutr qualification.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.


This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key concepts in the field of Nutrition, including requirements for macronutrients (e.g. proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals).

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Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a biological science subject, excluding nutrition or closely related degrees Accepted degrees include biology, physiology, sports science, food science and psychology.