University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Human Nutrition

This programme will develop your scientific research skills to an advanced level and fuel your interest in this fascinating and vital discipline. You will develop a deep understanding of current issues in the field of human nutrition - all taught elements emphasise the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, and are underpinned by a full appreciation for the nutritional mechanisms involved. Our links with industry will help you to pursue a successful and rewarding career. The programme also forms an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue further education via a PhD or research post in industry following graduation. MSc students may apply for Associate Nutritionist status on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

Entry requirements

MSc: An honours degree (normally a 2:1 or better) in nutrition or a related subject (for example, a biological science including biochemistry and physiology), or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Applicants may also be admitted by virtue of professional or other relevant qualifications and/or experience. Selection is based on a candidate's application and references. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in Speaking, 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Fundamentals of Nutrition; Nutrition Evaluation and Assessment; Metabolic Nutrition; Research Nutrition; International and Public Health; Nutrition; Metabolic Nutrition; Sports and Exercise Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; Original Research Project.

Assessment methods

The programme will be assessed by a variety of methods, including formal examinations combined with coursework, laboratory reports and presentations' the research project will be assessed by written manuscript, presentation and questions, for which an external examiner may be present.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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