The MSc Human Nutrition builds on your experience gained from an appropriate first degree and provides options to specialise in public health nutrition or sports nutrition. In particular the aims are:
to offer a programme of advanced study and training for a future career in public health or sports nutrition
to advance practical experience and develop a critical and reflective approach to research and practice in nutrition
to enable you to become effective learners and practitioners by developing cross-functional skills
About this course
On completion of the course, you are registered with the Association of Nutrition (AfN) as an associate nutritionist, which will allow you to use ANutr after your name.
After three years of relevant experience, associate nutritionists can become registered nutritionists. You can apply under one of five specialisms from public health, sports and exercise, nutrition science, animal and food.
The course team has a wide range of expertise ranging from whole body metabolic research, epidemiology, dietary assessment and clinical research to nutrition policy. These aspects are reflected in the course.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.
The course has been accredited by AfN since 2011.
The MSc is a one-year full-time course, involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters commencing in either September or February. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years.
As a full-time student you will take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.
Assessment of Nutritional Status
Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health I
Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health II (core for the Public Health route)
Sports and Exercise Nutrition (core for the Sport Nutrition route)
Obesity & Weight Management
Scientific Frameworks for Research
Nutrition Politics and Policy
Exercise and Health
Advanced Nutrition Research Techniques
To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project and then submit a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.
Read more details about the modules from our course specification.
After the course
Career opportunities include employment in the food industry, research, the media and charitable organisations. Graduates are well placed to apply for research studentships with a view to completing a PhD. Career opportunities are increasing in both fields.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognized”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
The normal academic standard for entry is a Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry, sports science or physiology. Other releated subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Proficiency in the English Language is essential. If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6, TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.