Start your career as a nutrition professional in the food sector with our MSc Nutrition and Food Science. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the independent regulator for Registered Nutritionists. After graduating you will be eligible to apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the AfN. This is via the direct entry pathway, and will strengthen your status as a nutrition professional. The government’s key requirement of the food sector, to provide nutritious food, encourages experts from industry and academia to work together to improve food standards. Your studies will explore the scientific aspects of food and nutrition, and assess the wider implications of diet on health and wellbeing. For more information, please visit the programme page: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/food-and-nutritional-sciences-pg/msc-nutrition-and-food-science
The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course:
- Nutrition Concepts
- Lifestyle, Nutrigenetics and Personalised Nutrition
- Microbes in Health and Disease
- Public Health Nutrition and Food Consumer Choice
- Food Product Reformulation
- Clinical Nutrition
- Research Skills and Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC including grade B in two science subjects, including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths.
English language requirements
|We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading, and 21 in Speaking.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 169.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 169.
|We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|Institution's Own Test
|Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.
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Fees and funding
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