Postgraduate study
This course, offered over 1–6 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.
 
  
Qualification
MSc Clinical Nutrition
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2:1 (or international equivalent)
Other requirements
Applicants will normally be required to be a health or social care professional
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
September
UK/EU fees
£8,235 - Terms apply
International fees
£24,030 - Terms apply
Campus
Sutton Bonington Campus
School/department
 

 

Overview

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 Research Excellence Framework 2014; 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
 

Full course details

MSc/PGDip: 1 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.

 
 

Modules

Core

  • Research Strategies in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Research Project: work based, MSc only (60 credits)

Optional modules

    The following modules are 20 credits each:
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Obesity Management
  • Nutrition Management in Gastroenterology 
  • Public Health Nutrition Policy
  • Professional Practice
  • Diabetes 1 and 2
  • Understanding Changing Behaviour
  • Paediatric Nutrition
  • Nutrition Support

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.

 
 

Fees and funding

UK/EU students

Please visit the University's postgraduate funding pages.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

 
 

Careers and professional development

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 94% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,495 with the highest being £37,000.*

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.

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers** and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. 

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

** The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

 
 
 

Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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