MSc Nutrition and Food Science

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Course Description

Start your career as a nutrition professional in the food sector with our MSc Nutrition and Food Science.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the independent regulator for Registered Nutritionists.

After graduating you will be eligible to apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the AfN. This is via the direct entry pathway, and will strengthen your status as a nutrition professional.

The government’s key requirement of the food sector, to provide nutritious food, encourages experts from industry and academia to work together to improve food standards. Your studies will explore the scientific aspects of food and nutrition, and assess the wider implications of diet on health and wellbeing.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are typically required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. For MSc Nutrition and Food Science, your degree should have a significant element of biological science.

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Student Destinations

MSc Nutrition and Food Science is designed for people who wish to develop a career in the food sector, or conduct food-related research.

The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. It’s responsible for adding £21.9bn to the gross value of the UK economy – and it needs new graduates to meet its recruitment needs. We focus on the employability of our graduates, and have built excellent, long-established relationships with employers within the food and nutrition sectors.

Graduates of this course have gone on to such professions as:

  • nutritional research scientist
  • technical development (food ingredients)
  • retail nutrition advisor
  • new product development.

Other graduates have gone on to conduct PhD research.

Module Details

  • Nutrition Concepts.
  • Lifestyle, Nutrigenetics and Personalised Nutrition
  • Microbes in Health and Disease
  • Public Health Nutrition and Consumer Food Choice
  • Food Product Reformulation
  • Nutrition Communication and Professional Practice
  • Research Skills and Professional Development
  • Research Project

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