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Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background, this MSc Human Nutrition broad-ranging programme at University of Plymouth, offers you an advanced understanding of nutrition and the links between diet and health. Core nutrition science will underpin a critical evaluation of the role of nutrition in public health at the local, national and international level.

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This contemporary MSc Human Nutrition  degree at University of Plymouth  is designed to develop professionals with a broad range of skills in human nutrition who are equipped to manage and lead in a range of dynamic settings, such as public health nutrition, health promotion, sports nutrition, the media, research and government.

Key features

  • Designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background - this part-time programme, the only one of this type in the South West region, offers you the chance to discover a new and alternative career pathway, with the added flexibility of balancing study with other commitments.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of nutrition and links between diet and health. 
  • Critically evaluate the role of public health nutrition in addressing current issues in human health at the local, national and international level. 
  • Understand the role of nutrition in exercise and sports performance and be able to apply this in a real world setting.
  • Train to become an evidence-based nutrition professional, equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings. Professional practice elements are embedded throughout the curriculum.
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of current and topical issues in sports nutrition and apply them to current practice utilising links with local sporting partnerships.
  • Benefit from the input of local registered nutritionists - take advantage of opportunities to engage and benefit from curriculum enrichment, local expertise and knowledge of future career pathways.
  • Develop key skills in designing and undertaking high quality nutrition-based research - research informed teaching is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Explore sustainability in nutrition throughout the duration of your study.
  • Apply for direct entry at associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, following completion of the programme.
  • Graduate equipped to succeed in a variety of nutrition related areas such as public health, food and / or health industries (commercial or private), the media, nutrition policy development, teaching and research for health and education services, government and other organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Nutrition 
  • Nutrition Science 
  • Nutritional Epidemiology 
  • Applied Sports Nutrition 
  • Public Health Nutrition 
  • Project Design for Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for this programme should be made by the end of July in the academic year that you wish to commence studying.


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • You need to have a BSc (Hons) degree at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent in a science or social science subject.


  • International students must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with Plymouth Universities Admissions Code of Practice and requirements set out by the AfN, This will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of at least 6.0 in each element and a mean score of 6.5. 

Tuition Fee

  • To be confirmed.
  • Part time (Home) £550 per 10 credits
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Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /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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