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Nutritional Sciences MSc/PGDip

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Sutton Bonington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 43

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    143 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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