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Nutritional Sciences MRes

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The overarching theme of the school's nutritional sciences research group is the scientific understanding and improvement of nutrition for both humans and animals.

The main areas of research include:

control and manipulation of the nutritional and processing quality of animal and plant products, including texture of fruit and meat products
nutritional enhancement of fat and protein content in animals
control of growth of farm animals, especially nutrient-gene interactions and synchronising the supply of energy and nitrogen
nutritional evaluation of feed for animals, such as the effect of dietary tannins on parasitic infections
fetal programming and health
diet-health interactions in man, including nutrient-gene interactions
the effect of dietary fatty acids, cholesterol and antioxidants on the development of atherosclerosis
the molecular basis of food based allergy
population based studies in human nutrition and dietetics
food authentication

Different course options

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

The fee for international students undertaking a Research Degree in the School of Biosciences will be one of the following depending on the nature of your project: £22,260, £28,260, £33,540 or £41,430. An assessment of the appropriate fee will be made on receipt of your project proposal, & confirmed in your offer letter.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a Merit at masters; other qualifications may also be accepted IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each element