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Course summary

Overview The performance nutrition industry is booming as recreational competitive sport grows increasingly popular, and there has never been a better time to specialise as a sports nutritionist. Euromonitor report that the UK sports nutrition industry grew by 16 per cent in 2013 and annual growth of nine per cent is forecast until 2018, with product sales alone expected to reach £471 million. Why study MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Middlesex University? Our masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition was written in consultation with industry-leading experts and employers including the English Institute of Sport (EIS) to maximise the value of the degree to potential employers in elite and professional sport. Students of the course meet the eligibility criteria for graduate registration with the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) - the leading professional body for performance nutritionists both in the UK and globally. The course focuses on professional practice and is underpinned by solid scientific and technical foundations. Work placements and practical training are integrated into the course, equipping you with significant experience in a professional setting. You will learn from some of the UK’s most experienced sports nutritionists, whilst regularly treating elite athletes and sports teams. In our partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, you’ll have access to the fantastic resources at StoneX Stadium, including the brand new £23 million redevelopment project of the West Stand which offers state-of-the-art facilities as a top educational and high performance centre for teaching and research excellence. With some of the most advanced equipment in the UK, you will be able to utilise the new specialist spaces, simulation suites, specialist labs, plus much more. The course enables you to: Become eligible to apply for graduate registration with the UK Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). Develop your professional skills and practical experience in our cutting-edge sport science labs (access to specialist facilities may be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, but alternative methods of learning will be available). Study the advanced science behind performance nutrition. Undertake an industry placement as part of your studies, either at your current workplace or somewhere we will help you find. Make the most of our links by working with professional sports teams. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Modules - changes for students in 2020 Sports Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory Professional Placement Module (30 Credits) - Compulsory Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory Modules – typical course content Sports Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory Professional Placement Module (30 Credits) - Compulsory Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant sports science related, nutrition and/or dietetic field. Applicants with a 2:2 in a relevant discipline may be considered for programme entry on an individual basis. Ideally applicants will have one year's relevant experience in the sport and fitness industry. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Entry Qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9600 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
England £9600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9600 Year 1
Scotland £9600 Year 1
Wales £9600 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Middlesex University - UCAS