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Course summary

Nutrition is a fast-moving discipline that focuses on understanding the role of diet in maintaining human health and preventing disease. As we move towards a healthier lifestyle globally, understanding nutrition has become paramount, and the demand for qualified specialists in this field is ever-growing. Our Nutrition MSc course will give you an in-depth understanding of the scientific, social and ethical considerations that inform the nutrition profession, as set by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional voluntary register of nutritionists. Your learning will cover crucial areas in nutrition — from policy and practice to the scientific principles that underpin the relationships between diet, human health and wellbeing. You'll study in our School of Food Science and Nutrition, which is home to world-leading research that has impacted key areas in food and nutrition and directly informs the course, meaning you’ll be learning emerging innovations and issues in nutrition and the food industry. You’ll also be taught by a programme team made up of academics and researchers from across the School and have access to specialist facilities that will prepare you for working in this field. This means that, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with topical knowledge and advanced skills sought after by global companies in industry. Why study at Leeds:

  • Learn the latest innovations in food science and nutrition linked directly to the impactful, 'real world' research conducted right here in our School.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in critical areas sought after in industry, including diet and cardiovascular health, obesity, the relationship between diet and cancer, and policy and practice in nutrition.
  • Conduct your own individual research project as part of your course and gain industry experience in the handling and analysis of scientific data.
  • Experience excellent practical and theoretical teaching delivered by internationally renowned expert academics working at the forefront of their fields with strong industrial links.
  • Access specialist facilities, including industry-grade equipment for investigating the colloidal nature of foods, small and wide-angle X-ray scattering equipment (SAXs & WAXS), electron microscopy facilities, texture analysers, tribometers and HPLC and GC analytical equipment.
  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have pursued careers in some of the most revered companies in industry worldwide including Tesco PLC., Premier Foods and PepsiCo.
  • Master the most up-to-date practices and techniques recognised in industry on a course that has been directly informed and advised by the Industrial Advisory Board.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our Food Science society, where you can widen your interest in food studies and get to know people on your course outside of lectures through trips and socials such as a Summer BBQ.

Assessment method

Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Nutrition

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a subject containing chemistry and biology content. A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) will be considered for candidates with relevant industry and/or research experience. We expect all applicants to provide a supporting statement indicating their career aim in Nutrition and a description of their interest in Public Health priorities. For more information, please contact the Admissions Team.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/f884/nutrition-msc Scholarships: International Masters Excellence Scholarship: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition/dir-record/scholarships/1790/school-of-food-science-and-nutrition-international-masters-excellence-scholarship
Nutrition at University of Leeds - UCAS