Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc/PGDip in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition is designed for students who want to work with a range of people to improve their health, fitness or sporting performance. We encourage applications from graduates with a background in sport and exercise science or human nutrition. Nutrition has profound effects on both human health and athletic performance. So we have based this course on the latest scientific research and contemporary practice. Our staff come from a wide range of sporting and nutrition backgrounds. They conduct first-class research and bring it to the classroom and some are actively involved in coaching. To provide you with subject specialist knowledge we also invite guest speakers from:

  • industry
  • other universities
  • research organisations.
Our research groups and consultancies have strong links with Oxfordshire hospitals, elite athletes and food organisations. This gives you opportunities to conduct internal and external research projects. As well as develop potential career opportunities.

Assessment method

We expect that you will have a strong understanding of either human nutrition or sport and exercise science. In the first semester, depending on your background you will take either the Human Nutrition or Exercise Physiology module. This enables you to progress to advanced-level classes. Semester one emphasises theoretical and research issues. In Semester two you will apply the theoretical underpinnings in applied settings (field and laboratory settings). For your research project (MSc only), you will complete a substantial piece of independent research. This will incorporate your theoretical and applied knowledge from the taught section of the course. For an MSc award you need to gain 180 level 7 credits. For a PGDip you need to gain 120 level 7 credits. This involves successfully completing either the Human Nutrition or Exercise Physiology module and all the remaining modules. You do not need to complete the Research Project.

How to apply

International applicants

Please see the university's standard English language requirements

Entry requirements

To successfully complete this postgraduate course, you are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a first or upper second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. Applicants with a lower second class award may be accepted if they can provide a transcript to show that they performed near to the upper second class level. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences. For applicants whose first language is not English, an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4650 Year 1
Scotland £4650 Year 1
Wales £4650 Year 1
Channel Islands £4650 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS