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  • Study Type

    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year

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  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    24 April 2018

Course content

Our Nutrition MSc is an intensive conversion course ideal for graduates in biological sciences or medicine. We will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the field of nutrition and develop your scientific skills to a graduate level. You will study with some of the world’s foremost experts in the area and undertake a research project under their guidance.

Key benefits

  • Well-established, broad-based conversion course covering all aspects of nutrition.
  • Taught in a research-led environment by staff who are experts in a wide variety of specialities.
  • An excellent stepping stone to nutrition planning, teaching or research in the health and education services, government or the food industry.
  • Located in the heart of London.


Our course will instruct you in the principles of nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition and nutrition research skills. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth, supervised research project into a subject of your choice.

The MSc is an intensive conversion programme which we have designed with the needs of graduates in biological sciences or medicine in mind.

Course format and assessment


We will give you approximately 250 hours of contact, typically through lectures, interactive seminars, work placements and feedback on assignments from academics who are leaders in the field of nutrition.

 We will expect you to undertake 1,000 hours of self-study along with 400 hours of project work.

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work


You are assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals and exams. You will also write a dissertation, allowing you to investigate a project of your choice with one-to-one supervision.

The study times and assessment methods detailed above are typical and are designed to provide you with a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Career prospects

Our graduates transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to careers in nutrition planning, health promotion, nutrition information, teaching or research for health and education services, governmental organisations, the media and the food industry.

MSc Nutrition students often continue their studies in Dietetics (for a career in dietetics).

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