Master Blended

Human Nutrition

University of Otago

12 months
31074 USD/year
8410 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University of Otago has a long history and international reputation in providing a degree in Master of Health Sciences - Human Nutrition.


  • Students living in New Zealand or offshore, commencing or returning to postgraduate study in selected programmes

Students interested in studying online will need to be granted approval to do so by the University. This also applies to students who have been granted approval to study online in previous semesters. Students will be required to demonstrate that COVID‑19 has impacted their ability to study on campus in 2021.

A Master of Health Sciences - Human Nutrition at University of Otago is the basis for careers in nutrition promotion and education, dietetics, teaching, food service, food manufacturing and retailing and nutrition research. A degree in Human Nutrition also provides an excellent opportunity for those seeking graduate entry into medicine and pharmacy.

Career opportunities 

We will equip you with skills that can be used in a number of careers. Our graduates work in the health sector, government organisations, corporations, research, teaching, high performance sport, private practice, and the food industry. Māori and Pacific graduates are often sought after, particularly by health providers across the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Nutrition and Chronic Disease
  • Advanced Sports Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits




Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31074 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8410 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $11,556.00
  • International: $42,696

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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