- Computer labs
- Lab sessions
- Discussion sessions
- Skills workshops
- Cooking sessions
- Practical classes
This integrated masters course advances your skills in research. You'll learn how to write research proposals and how to communicate your research to a wider audience. You'll develop your project management skills and your grasp of analytical techniques. All of these are essential if you decide you'd like a research career.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a fragile global food system. It has highlighted changes in consumer demands, and a need to rapidly develop food sustainability. You may be interested in empowering healthy communities. You may want to be part of building a sustainable global food system. We'll prepare you to take on these challenges in the post-pandemic world.
Nutrition explores how the body processes nutrients and the impact of this on health. Many diseases are influenced by diet, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.
The above is a sample of the typical modules 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. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Friday 10 March 2023.
We use a range of assessment methods, including exams, essays, verbal presentations and practicals.
You will receive a copy of our marking criteria which provides guidance on how we will assess your work and you will receive regular feedback.
Your final degree classification will be based on marks gained in your second and third years of study. You must pass each year to progress. This typically means that you will need to achieve marks of at least 40% in each module.
Full details on our marking criteria and structure will be provided at your induction. To study abroad as part of your degree, you must meet minimum academic requirements in year one.
As a guide, one credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. You will spend around half of your time in lectures, seminars and practicals. The remaining time will be independent study.
Nutritionists can work in:
the food industry
Graduate destinations have included:
Nutrition Educator at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Some of our graduates seek to support healthy diets using nutrition in the health services. Our graduates work as Registered Associate Nutritionists in a range of medical specialisms, including mental health services and diabetes care.
The strong nutritional biochemistry focus of this degree prepares graduates well for direct entry into doctoral study. Many of our graduates go on to take a PhD in nutrition, public health or food science.
85.3% of undergraduates from the School of Biosciences secured employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £24,418.*
*Data from UoN graduates, 2017-2019. HESA Graduate Outcomes. Sample sizes vary.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).