MSc/PG Diploma Human Nutrition

Department of Oncology & Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in pursuing a career related to nutrition, not only from my personal experience but how positively the degree is spoken about from professionals I have met through my work.

Bethan Hamilton, Human Nutrition

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition

Lead academic 2018: Dr Peter Grabowski

This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition. You’ll learn research skills and techniques.

It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (accreditation No. AC247). On successful completion of the course you can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr).

Postgraduate medicine students

Core modules

  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Nutrition in the Global South
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Research Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Health Promotion
  • Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers

Masters candidates complete all core modules plus one optional module. PG Diploma candidates complete all the core modules except the Research project and Dissertation, plus one optional module.

Teaching and assessment

You'll learn through lectures and seminars, practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations.

You'll work independently on your research project, with guidance from an academic.

You’re assessed on written reports, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations.

There is a written examination at the end of most modules. The research project is assessed by a written dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll have a 2:1 degree in a relevant science subject. A 2:2 may be acceptable depending on the degree and your references. We also accept graduates in Medicine. If your degree is not science based, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge in the biosciences, to meet the demands of the programme.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Peter Grabowski
T: +44 (0)114 215 9047

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.