Clinical Nutrition MSc


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MSc Clinical Nutrition
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
Candidates will normally be required to be a health or social care professional with 2:2 Honours degree or above.
Other requirements
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
Sutton Bonington Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.


This course, offered over one to six years on a modular basis, is available for health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice.
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This course is available for students who are health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice. 

The programme is offered over one to six years on a modular basis, so students can complete the diploma or full masters degree to meet their individual continuing professional development needs. 

Key facts

  • This programme has been specially developed by professionals in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, in the School of Biosciences, one of the University's most successful schools based at the Sutton Bonington Campus.
  • The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality. 
  • Our dynamic teaching team offers the opportunity to learn under the guidance of expert practitioners, educators and researchers.

Course details

MSc/PGDip : one year to maximum 6 years part-time for completion, based on obtaining the following credits:

  • Masters 180 credits
  • Diploma 120 credits


Course venue and dates

The programme is taught at the University's Sutton Bonington Campus, 20km south of Nottingham. Sutton Bonington is an easy bus or car journey to University Park Campus and Nottingham city, with free bus service connections between campuses. Two other major UK cities, Derby and Leicester are nearby. East Midlands International Airport is 7Km away, plus there are fast rail links to London close by.

Modules usually run from September to May although some can be completed over one semester.




1) Compulsory modules

  • Research Strategies in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (20 credits)
  • MSc only: Research Project: work based (60 credits)


2) Optional modules (20 credits each)

  • Nutrition Support
  • Advanced Clinical Supervisory Skills
  • Obesity Management
  • Enhancing Communication Skills for One-to-One Client Consultations 
  • Advanced Communication Skills for One-to-One Client Consultations
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Public Health Nutrition Management
  • Public Health Nutrition Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Nutrition

Please see the University's module catalogue for module details.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.



UK/EU students

Please visit the University's postgraduate funding pages.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2017 entry scholarships will open in late 2016. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.



Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 97% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.*

*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2014/15.

Career destinations have included biochemists, lecturers, medical scientists and scientific researchers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Domantis GSK, GE Healthcare, Lonza Biologics, Mars Confectionary, Q Chip and Unilever.

Career prospects and employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

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Dr Fiona McCullough
School of Biosciences
The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
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