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Food & Nutritional Sciences (MRes)

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Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT-20

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


Our Master's degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences with four different specialisms (Food Science and Innovation; Public Health Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; Nutrition, Sport and Health) has been designed to enable students to develop excellence in appropriate research planning skills, together with a focus on the dissemination of outcomes in both academic and applied settings.

The course will provide students with a specialist training, ensuring they can confidently respond to the challenges faced by skilled nutritionists working in a variety of fields.

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

A Masters in Food and Nutritional Sciences is ideal for those who are interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

Clinical Nutrition
Sport and Physical Activity
Government and Public Sector Agencies
Food Industry
Further Research and Academia


You will be taught in our Health Sciences building, which features specialist laboratories, including a phlebotomist suite for blood sampling and a number of purpose-built food and clinical nutrition laboratories. These include industry standard food laboratories, facilities for sensory evaluation and consumer food research, and a variety of teaching and research laboratories containing highly specialist instruments used for applied Food and Nutritional Sciences research.


Core Skills for Developing as a Researcher
Food and Nutrition Research Methods
Independent Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.