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Nutritional Science (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

Throughout the Nutritional Science Masters degree, we aim to guide you to an in-depth understanding of the broad discipline of Nutritional Science through the study of its different aspects both at theoretical and practical levels. In particular our MSc curriculum covers foundation and advanced human nutrition, nutrient analysis, food policy, statistics and general research skills as well as applied and professional nutritional skills.

We place great emphasis on using diverse teaching media and approaches to develop both your technical skills and abilities for effective teamwork and communication.

MSc graduates can become members of the Nutrition Society and associate nutritionists in the Association for Nutrition. Many of our MSc graduates are progressing in the nutrition, food and health industries, or have embarked on further academic research.

Full time


Part time


Who would this Course suit?

Are you looking to deepen your knowledge of nutritional science? If you are passionate about contributing to securing a healthy population, our Nutritional Science Masters degree will elevate your employability and status.

Visit the Nutritional Science (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Idowu Joseph Olaniyi

1389.jpg What appealed to you about Northumbria University?
Northumbria is research-oriented and it offers the course I like with a difference compared to other universities that offered the same course. My campus is also situated in the city centre.

How did you feel during your first week at Northumbria?
The environment was calm, beautiful and everything was well-organised, a perfectly suitable environment for learning.

What do you like most about the course?
The course curriculum is well-structured and I love the ways it creates links with all the areas involved in food. The growing concerns of food are well covered. Finally I love it because of its career diversity which varies from working in nutrition, food and health industries to preparation for a life as an academic researcher.

Can you give an example of a piece of work you’ve been involved with recently?
I have the opportunity of learning how to identify a good journal paper. I trained to evaluate all papers before accepting any facts from them. The course is really interesting and demands one to be studious, although with good time management, it’s fun!

How do you get on with your tutors?
My tutors are exceptionally good in their fields.

What do you do when you’re not studying?
I am a member of ‘Friends International’. I love it as I have so many international friends I can go shopping with or to different restaurants, clubs and parties.

What’s your accommodation like?
It’s well secure and organised. I have flat mates from different countries like India, Japan and China, who are also my friends.

What would you like to do when you graduate?
I have always wanted to be an academic researcher, although without a particular focus, but ever since I started my studies, the trend is clear now after so many lectures and meetings with my programme leader.

Have you used Student Services during your course?
The Careers Centre.

Do you have any advice for anyone applying for your course, or for university in general?
The course is exciting; it’s the future in the food terrain. Please ensure that you are financially capable to help with your stay in the UK and that your accommodation is secure. Ensure there is a good learning environment which is suitable for you. This helps to create a good inter-relationship with people with various cultural backgrounds.


Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) UK honours degree related to biology, or an equivalent qualification. The majority of your degree must be science-based, with at least 50% of final year topics biological and / or nutrition related, and you should have completed a scientific research project or module in your final year.

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