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MSC Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

MSC Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Personal Fitness Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
  • Learn about the specific nutritional needs of athletes and develop practical skills to assess their diet, body composition and exercise performance.
  • Develop an appropriate level of competence in sports nutrition and exercise physiology for employment in the sports nutrition and exercise sector.
  • Enhance your ability to critically analyze current and developing theories in sports nutrition.

Nutrition plays an important role in optimising sport and exercise performance. On this course you will study modules that will provide you with a solid foundation in nutritional science, human physiology, biochemistry, behaviour change, research skills and sports nutrition. You will also complete a sport or exercise nutrition focused research project. The course will equip you with the skills to specialise in sports nutrition.

How you learn

We use a student-centred approach to learning. The blend of core nutrition and sports nutrition content and work related learning is delivered by subject experts and has been designed to enhance your employability in the sport and exercise nutrition sector.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • counselling simulations
  • workshops

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • sport and exercise nutrition
  • the fitness industry
  • research
  • academia


This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).


Work Related Learning (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (30 Credits) - Core
Principles And Practices In Sports Nutrition (15 Credits) - Core
Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry (15 Credits) - Core
Fundamentals Of Sports Nutrition (15 Credits) - Core
Food Chain (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (15 Credits) - Core
Life-Course Approach To Nutrition (15 Credits) - Core
Work Related Learning (45 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree in a science or relevant discipline (2:2 or above) or recognised equivalent qualification. For example food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science, biological sciences and psychology would all be relevant. Students with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

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