Master of Nutrition

Charles Darwin University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Master of Nutrition

About this program

Master of Nutrition

The Master of Nutrition is a graduate- entry degree that qualifies you to work as a nutritionist and pursue a diverse career in health, focusing on how food and nutrition impacts the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and populations.

This course provides you with advanced knowledge in biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition, opening doors to a multitude of opportunities in health encompassing acute or community health facilities, public health, food and nutrition policy, health promotion and individuals and families or food industry, and research.

You'll study mostly online, and complete 100 days of work-integrated learning during supported, relevant practical placements and projects in food service, nutrition communication, nutrition project and research supported by CDU academics.

There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory local, rural and remote areas.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

  • IELTS Academic Module: A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Test not accepted for this course.
  • Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: Test not accepted for this course.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT); A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Units

  • Cellular Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Introductory Chemistry A
  • Principles of Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition across the Lifecycle
  • Food Science, Technology and Food services
  • Food, Society and the Environment
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Nutrition Communication
  • Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies
  • Research Design
  • Nutrition in Practice
  • Nutrition Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: $29,520.00




This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

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About this institute

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 69 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and...

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Why study at Charles Darwin University

High Graduate Salaries

CDU is ranked the number one Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes.

Leader in Online Learning

CDU is a pioneer in e-learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. While you are studying online with CDU, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and online study delivery.


With small class sizes, lecturers know your name and provide personalised support and advice.


You will receive support from academic staff and the dedicated International Student Support team, who will work with you throughout your studies to ensure your success.


Our main campus in Casuarina is surrounded by nature, with bike paths linking the University to the tropical surrounds, including a beautiful beach a few minutes away. Affordable public transport connects the campus to the Darwin Central Business District (CBD).

Dual-sector university is a pathway for everyone, from VET and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.

Contact info

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive
0810 Darwin

Phone no: +61 (08) 8946 6666

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