Masters degrees in Nutrition give postgraduates the chance to undertake advanced study of the ways in which nutrients and substances within food impact human growth, reproduction, health and disease.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology, Medicine or Sport Science.
Human Nutrition is a highly diverse field, and practitioners can specialise in a range of industries.
For example, you could use your expertise in Nutrition in a variety of clinical contexts, such as diagnosing food intolerances, or helping to treat eating disorders like anorexia. In the sport and exercise industries, nutritionists advise clients on how they can achieve health goals through eating regimes.
Similarly, expertise in Nutrition can be applied to public health to tackle global issues such as obesity, diabetes and malnutrition. You might work within a regulatory food authority or in local government to develop policies on additives in food, or devise programmes to implement changes in food production.