Ulster University

Ulster University

Human Nutrition

This master's course is a 12 month full time intensive programme. This programme will provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of human nutrition developing scientific skills to master's level. Two taught semesters provides study in core modules in human nutrition. The human nutrition research project is an integral part of this programme where students undertake an independent research project under close supervision.

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 and also physiology or equivalent science subjects from a recognised institution. All applications are screened on a case by case basis.

Course modules

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 methods

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.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

Key information

Life and Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
028 7167 5027