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Early life nutrition and disease MRes

Early life nutrition and disease MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Nutrition Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The Early Life Research Unit has an established internationally-recognised research programme investigating the impact of diet in early life on later health and disease based in the Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. We undertake endocrine, metabolic and molecular studies in order to measure the impact of maternal diet on the physiology of pregnancy plus fetal and postnatal growth in both humans and a range of animal models. These have identified candidate mediators and mechanisms for early life programming and how they may influence later energy balance. We are thus able to examine nutritional interventions designed to prevent adverse adipose tissue development and later hypertension. The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers and can offer students a head-start when it comes to their career.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 1 year | APR-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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

International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £17,550, Medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology - £21,000, Laboratory-based research - £24,990, High-cost laboratory-based research - £28,260, Technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £33,540, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £41,430. 

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to register for an MRes degree will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:2 (or international equivalent) classification.