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Performance Nutrition, M.Res.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Nottingham, United Kingdom
The aim is to develop and submit work of publishable quality which will take the form of a project conducted over the entire year of study. The Performance Nutrition degree from Nottingham Trent University can be studied to improve your prospects in a sport-related career in industry but it is also a great stepping stone to a PhD.


There has been growing interest in the importance of nutrition and how it impacts competitive performance and at a general populace level. You'll look at the importance of nutrition for optimising human performance and reducing the risk of injury and illness. You will explore the interaction between applied sports nutrition, ergogenic aids / supplementation, the role of nutrition in central fatigue and dietary assessment, for the elite athletes.

Your focus will be on developing research expertise both practical and empirical skills that are transferable across industry, sport and health sectors. You'll also learn how to communicate key information to relevant sport industry partners.

Careers and employability

Graduates of the Performance Nutrition degree from Nottingham Trent University have pursued careers in:

  • sports nutrition
  • sports marketing and management
  • sports injury and rehabilitation
  • sport psychology research.

Who our graduates are working for

Employers have included Manchester United FC, Northumbria University, Institute of Youth Sport, Kings College and The English Institute of Sport.

This Performance Nutrition postgraduate degree can provide a platform for students who are considering a PhD, and want to gain further experience and relevant qualifications before committing to a research degree.

This course does not currently offer placements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport Science Research Methods 
  • Sport Science in Action 
  • Sport Research Project
  • Current Topics in Performance Nutrition

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • UK honours degree  (minimum 2.1) in a sport science related subject including biology and biochemistry.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time UK/EU: 

  • £2300 (for Year One)
  • £4700 (for Year Two)

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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