Nutrition & Exercise Sciences

1 year
September 2024

We are a leader in the field of nutrition and exercise sciences. You'll learn in labs accredited by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES). The course is also one of only seven courses in the UK fully accredited by the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

Why study with us

  • Learn from an expert team. The Division of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences is home to some of the world’s leading researchers in the field, making this course truly unique.
  • The use of a unique combination of academic study, research and sports science experience leaves you well equipped to enter practice.
  • We’ll support your development of presentation skills, problem-solving abilities, inferential numeracy and statistical skills, and informed decision-making processes.

What you'll do

  • Learn about life in the sports industry and meet potential employers. Industry representatives from Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Lancashire Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Preston City Council speak across a range of our courses.
  • You can undertake periods of work within organisations situated around the world as part of your study.
  • The course is your chance to study in laboratories accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

How to apply


  • The SENR outlines professional standards and competences for Sport and Exercise Nutritionists. In so doing it guides the development of Sport and Exercise Nutrition curriculum, provides career development pathways for aspiring Sport and Exercise Nutritionist.
  • Our facilities have achieved a BASES Laboratory Accreditation, providing a mark of quality assurance that illustrates the laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved.
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Academic expertise

For more information on this course, please contact the course leader Dr Jonathan Sinclair at

  • Dr Jonathan Sinclair - Course Leader
  • Dr Howard Hurst - Module Leader 
Dr Jonathan Sinclair
Dr Jonathan Sinclair
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Dr Jonathan Sinclair is Course Leader for both the MSc in Sport & Exercise Sciences and the MSc Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. He is research active in Sport Exercise & Nutritional Sciences and part of the SENS consultancy service.

Dr Howard Hurst
Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Howard is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise & Nutritional Sciences and teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules. He has worked at the University of Central Lancashire since 2005 and completed his PhD investigating the efficacy of intermitten…

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A thoroughly enjoyable and life changing experience.
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Naomi Liles
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
United Kingdom

Future careers

The MSc Nutrition and Exercise Sciences allows for a great deal of flexibility in career choices.

Past students have gained employment with local authorities, schools, health and fitness centres, sport organisations, tourism companies and football clubs.

Many of our graduates also embark upon a teaching career. We offer specific modules of particular relevance to the profession.

You’ll also develop the transferable skills needed for a wider range of careers including retail management, the armed forces, and graduate training programmes.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page