University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Nutritional Sciences

The overarching theme of the division is the scientific understanding and improvement of nutrition for both humans and animals; main areas of research include: Control and manipulation of the nutritional and processing quality of animal and plant products, including texture of fruit and meat products; nutritional enhancement of fat and protein content in animals; control of growth of farm animals, especially nutrient-gene interactions and synchronising the supply of energy and nitrogen; nutritional evaluation of feed for animals (the effect of dietary tannins on parasitic infections); fetal programming and health; diet-health interactions in man, including nutrient-gene interactions; the effect of dietary fatty acids, cholesterol and antioxidants on the development of atherosclerosis; the molecular basis of food based allergy; population based studies in human nutrition and dietetics; food authentication.

Entry requirements

Honours degree; or equivalent in a relevant subject; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.5 in any element; or TOEFL paper based: 550 with 4.0 TWE; or TOEFL computer based: 213 with 4.0 TWE are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559