University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Human Nutrition

Our programme is founded on Surrey's reputation for research and teaching in nutrition and dietetics. The programme gives students an in-depth knowledge and understanding of nutrition and develop scientific research skills to an advanced level. A student-led research project increases students' interest in this fascinating and vital discipline, and forms an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue further education via a PhD or research post in industry following completion of the MSc. Our degree has been designed to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the current issues in the field of human nutrition. All taught elements emphasise the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, underpinned by a full appreciation for the nutritional mechanisms involved. The programme caters for nutrition graduates from both UK and overseas, but is also designed to accommodate UK/EU graduates in a related subject (for example, a biological science including biochemistry and physiology) or registrable qualification (for example, medicine, dentistry) seeking a postgraduate qualification as a way of conversion into nutrition.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.2 or better) in nutrition or a related subject (for e.g. 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, with those resident in the UK normally invited to attend an interview. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.5.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Fundamentals of nutrition; nutritional evaluation and assessment; metabolic nutrition; international and public health nutrition; research nutrition; sports and exercise nutrition; clinical nutrition; molecular 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 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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