London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Human Nutrition (Public Health and Sports)

This course builds on experience gained from an appropriate 1st degree and provides options to specialise in public health nutrition or sports nutrition. In particular the aims are: to offer a programme of advanced study and training for a future career in public health or sports nutrition; to advance practical experience and develop a critical and reflective approach to research and practice in nutrition; to enable students to become effective learners and practitioners by developing cross-functional skills. After 3 years of relevant experience, associate nutritionists can become registered nutritionists. Students can apply under 1 of 5 specialisms from public health, sports and exercise, nutrition science, animal and food.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (or above) in nutrition or a related subject such as biochemistry; sports science or physiology (other related subjects considered, or equivalent overseas qualifications); applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6; or TOEFL 580; or CBT TOEFL 237, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Assessment of nutritional status; nutritional epidemiology and public health 1 and 2 (public health route); sports and exercise nutrition (sport nutrition route); obesity and weight management; scientific frameworks for research; plus optional modules include: nutrition politics and policy; exercise and health; advanced nutrition research techniques; research project (15,000-20,000 words).

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through a combination of coursework and examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

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