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Course summary

This 12 month full-time (3 year part-time) intensive Masters course is aimed at science graduates giving them knowledge and understanding of human nutrition and developing scientific research skills to an advanced level. Taught semesters provide study in core modules in human and clinical nutrition progressing to an independent nutrition research project which is integral to this programme. Human nutrition is the scientific study of the foods we eat, the nutrients in foods, the fate of the nutrients when they are eaten and the effects of diet on health and wellbeing. As a graduate nutritionist you will have the skills to scientifically evaluate the effects of diet on human health and wellbeing. Graduates go on to work in a variety of areas in the field of nutrition such as research, health promotion, public health, food production companies, nutrition organisations, or personalised nutrition in the areas of metabolomics, nutrigenomics or in nutrition overseas. Alternatively, graduates may progress to a PHD, further taught study, or complete a PGCE to train to become a teacher. Professional Recognition - Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) for the purpose of eligibility for Direct Entry Registration at Associate Level with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).


Students usually study modules in biochemical and molecular approaches to nutrition; applied nutrition; nutritional assessment recommendations and requirements; biostatistics and research methods; diet and disease; public health and nutrition behaviour; food science and microbiology.

Assessment method

A variety of assessments are used throughout the course to test knowledge and understanding. Assessments include examinations, class tests, practical reports, case studies, MCQ's, oral presentations and reports.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association for Nutrition

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class BSc Hons degree or higher in a science based course which has provided substantial background in core science subjects in particular biochemistry/food chemistry and also physiology/anatomy or equivalent science subjects from a recognised institution.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information


Human Nutrition at Ulster University - UCAS