Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Nutrition is a fast-moving discipline that focuses on understanding the role of diet in maintaining human health and preventing disease. As we move towards a healthier lifestyle globally, understanding nutrition has become paramount, and the demand for qualified specialists in this field is ever-growing.

Our Nutrition MSc course will give you an in-depth understanding of the scientific, social and ethical considerations that inform the nutrition profession, as set by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional voluntary register of nutritionists. Your learning will cover crucial areas in nutrition — from policy and practice to the scientific principles that underpin the relationships between diet, human health and wellbeing.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree with a 2:2 (Hons) in a subject containing chemistry and biology content.

All key modules should also have strong grades (none below 2:2 UK equivalent). Please check your marks using international equivalent qualifications. We will ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript.

We expect all applicants to provide a supporting statement indicating their career aim in Nutrition and a description of their interest in Public Health priorities.

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Molly Murton

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?

Having never studied nutrition before, I chose Leeds for my Masters due to the quality of the course (including its accreditation) and breadth of modules offered which I felt matched my interests and would give me an excellent founding on many topics in nutrition. I was also drawn to Leeds as a city because of its vibrant atmosphere.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?

The best aspect of studying MSc Nutrition so far has been the opportunity and encouragement to pursue your own interests through independent study and within assignments along with acquiring skills relevant not only to the course but also later life, more generally. The University also has a number of excellent facilities which fosters creative and productive learning environments.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

The assignments throughout the course have been varied in terms of subject matter and structure, ranging from individual to group work. For example, there has been the opportunity to complete lab projects to hone scientific technical skills; and to carry out an epidemiological project in small groups – I am focussing on the impact of stress on eating habits. I am also looking forward to completing a project addressing the impact of polyphenol consumption on glycemic index of food in the summer.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

I think the focus on developing skills in critical appraisal of current scientific work will be of paramount importance for my (and any) future career. Along with this, assignments and deadlines are tailored to be reflective of a real-life working environment. Group work gives experience of working with others towards a common goal.

More broadly, for those unsure of a career path, the University runs a number of careers fairs throughout the year (subject and non-subject specific) which gives you the opportunity to meet potential employers. The careers service is very proactive in the School of Food Science and Nutrition, proving an array of information for nutrition-related opportunities and careers.


Year of entry: 2023-24

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% tuition fee reduction


International applicants. See eligibility criteria for details.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed.

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