Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Food and Human Nutrition

Research supervision covers a broad spectrum of research areas from molecular studies, addressing links between nutrition and genes, through to research on diet and public health. Many studies address issues from different viewpoints. For example, work on food quality explores both consumer and producer perspectives including aspects of sensory evaluation, consumer acceptability and the effects of agronomic and production environments on nutrient and phytochemical composition of food. Interests in the biochemistry of foods extend to pharmacology through the study of medicinal properties of plants.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, plus normally further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes; applications from international students are welcome; please include as much information as possible about your qualifications to allow us to determine equivalence; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7002