About this program
Human Nutrition MSc
- Study a research-led curriculum to develop a deep understanding of current issues in the field of human nutrition
- Learn from lecturers who've been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of their research excellence in the field of food and nutrition
- Access our multi-million-pound biomedical laboratories, kitted out with the latest industry equipment, to measure rates of synthesis, disposal and conversion of metabolites
- Join one of our research groups to take part in seminars and workshops, and benefit from our links with renowned research institutions across the world
- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) to work as an associate nutritionist once you've graduated.
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A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in anatomy, biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, dietetics, forensic science, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology or veterinary, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
We'll also consider substantial relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.
Professional qualifications in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine can also be considered.
Not accepted: Food quality and safety or food science and engineering.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
- Metabolic Nutrition
- Nutrition Research Methodology
- Nutritional Evaluation and Assessment
- International and Public Health Nutrition
- Molecular Nutrition
- Nutrition Professionalism in Practice
- Sports and Exercise Nutrition
- Research Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:
- Group work (e.g. discussion groups)
- Laboratory-based practicals
- Online learning
Outside of these, you'll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays, laboratory write-ups and reading.
There may be occasions when the delivery of your teaching is supported by graduate teaching assistants. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.
Please visit the University website for more information about tuition fees.
You'll investigate the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, supported by a full appreciation for the nutritional mechanisms involved. You'll develop your knowledge and scientific research skills to an advanced level, preparing you for a career in nutritional sciences.
You'll study topics, including the fundamentals of human nutrition, international and public health nutrition, metabolic nutrition, molecular nutrition, and sports and exercise nutrition.
You'll also undertake your own original research, and we'll supervise you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field. We'll match your interests with the expertise of our researchers, ensuring you get the best support. You'll also be part of ongoing research activity at Surrey.
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This means you'll be eligible to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists to work as an associate nutritionist (ANutr) on successful completion of your studies. Once you've gained three years of post-degree professional experience, you'll be eligible to apply for registered nutritionist status (RNutr). ANutr and RNutr nutritionists are the only evidence-based nutritionists recognised by Public Health England and the Department of Health.
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