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Our Master's degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences with four different specialisms (Food Science and Innovation; Public Health Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; Nutrition, Sport and Health) has been designed to enable students to develop excellence in appropriate research planning skills, together with a focus on the dissemination of outcomes in both academic and applied settings.
The course will provide students with a specialist training, ensuring they can confidently respond to the challenges faced by skilled nutritionists working in a variety of fields.
What you will study:
You will have the opportunity to develop practical research and applied skills tailored to your requirements, whilst maintaining an in-depth focus on scholarly aspects of the research process.
What can I do with a Food and Nutritional sciences MRes degree?
A Masters in Food and Nutritional Sciences is ideal for those who are interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:
You will be taught in our Health Sciences building, which features specialist laboratories, including a phlebotomist suite for blood sampling and a number of purpose-built food and clinical nutrition laboratories. These include industry standard food laboratories, facilities for sensory evaluation and consumer food research, and a variety of teaching and research laboratories containing highly specialist instruments used for applied Food and Nutritional Sciences research.
This programme will consist of a mix of an independent research project and directed taught components covering research skills and knowledge alongside personal and professional development.
The course will provide the foundation knowledge and skills to develop and carry out your independent project.
This project can be in a topic area of your choosing, or alternatively you may apply to undertake a pre-defined project outlined by specific staff members.
First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant subject such as Nutrition, Food Science, Sports & Exercise Science or similar.
Applications may still be considered from those who do not have a relevant qualification.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. We accept a wide range of International Qualification. For more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages.
We have a highly committed team of research-active registered nutritionists with practical experience in nutrition. The team encompasses a diverse range of expertise in both research and applied fields, and are dedicated to enhancing the student experience. Through this programme, you will develop both research and applied, practical skills, becoming competent in a number of relevant techniques for your chosen field. Alongside the development of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, you will learn how to disseminate information in a range of formats and develop your ability to form cohesive arguments through analysing evidence.
A key component of the programme will enable you to undertake a research project, supervised by an expert in their field, with the aim of publishing this work in an internationally recognised journal.
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2019/20 are £6,680
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
Tuition fees for International students for 2019/20 are £12,850
If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.