Nutrition and Exercise Sciences MSc

Nutrition and Exercise Sciences MSc

School of Sport and Health Sciences


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

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    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

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    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

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  • Start Date:

    September 2019

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Why study this programme?

The MSc in Nutrition & Exercise Sciences at UCLan is one of only seven courses worldwide accredited by the Sport, Exercise & Nutrition Register (SENr). Therefore the course allows graduates direct entry onto the SENr graduate register as recognised graduate level sport & exercise nutritionists whilst also studying in laboratories accredited by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES).

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From both teaching and research perspectives, the University of Central Lancashire is regarded as a leader in the field of Nutrition and Exercise sciences, and the MSc in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences is delivered by an experienced blend of researchers and applied practitioners, ensuring that the course enhances practical skills and competencies. The MSc in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences led by Dr Jonathan Sinclair, represents an intellectually stimulating and vocationally important course that is thoroughly reinforced by evidence-based practice, focusing on the study of applied nutrition in sport and exercise. Throughout the course you will be taught contemporary nutrition and exercise sciences concepts, whilst developing the fundamental practitioner skills required for employment in applied nutrition practice and research.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 Hons degree or equivalent degree associated with sport and exercise and or nutritional sciences.

Other subject areas may be considered from students interested in a new area of study, and enquiries should be made to the course leader Dr Jonathan Sinclair (

IELTS: 6.5 with no subscore lower than 6.0

Programme at a Glance

  • XS4000 Research Methods for Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (Semester 1-2)
  • XS4900 Research Project for Sport Exercise and Nutritional Scientists

  • XS4601  Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (Semester 1-2)
  • XS4303  Advanced Practitioner Skills in Sport and Exercise Physiology (Semester 1)
  • XS4603  Advances in Sports Nutrition (Semester 2-3)

Further Information


The Division of Sport Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, is home to some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of exercise and nutritional sciences, making this course truly unique.

It consists of a compulsory element outlining research methods, ethics and practices, advanced methodologies and a research project. This is supplemented by a choice of three optional study modules. A variety of assessment methods are used including coursework, case studies, presentations, practical tests and reflective portfolios.



How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

The School of Sport and Health Sciences has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak to students within modules across a range of our courses.

This represents a valuable opportunity for students to meet potential employers and learn about life in the sports industry. For example, we have had guest lectures given by representatives of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Lancashire Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Preston City Council.