Masters courses in Nutrition can vary between focussing on individuals with eating disorders to looking at nutrition and how it impacts global health.
Depending on your career aims the differing emphasis of the masters courses will mean that some are better suited for the varying types of nutritionists.
Here’s our selection of 10 of the best masters degree courses in Nutrition*.
Cost: No fee for Swedish or EU students / SEK200,000 for international students.
What You Will Study: This 1-year course at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden is studied full time and is taught in English. The course focusses on the scientific basis for nutrition and has a substantial research element.
Cost: £13,450 total cost for UK and EU students / £24,860 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules at UCL include Malnutrition in the Community, Eating Disorders: Treatment, and Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism. The course is aimed at those with experience in Nutrition and takes 1 year when studying full time and 2 years with part-time study.
Cost: £15,500 total cost for all students.
What You Will Study: This is an online program taught by the University of Edinburgh and takes between 3 and 6 years on a part-time basis. There is substantial research element and the taught modules include Nutrition for Food Security and Interrelationships in Food Systems.
Cost: £12,300 for UK and EU students / £25,500 for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules at the MSc in Nutrition at King’s College London include Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Research Skills and Public Health Nutrition. This course is taken full time in 1 year.
Cost: No fee for Danish or EU students / DKK 55,000 per semester for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is taught in English over 2 years and is studied full time. Modules include Nutrition Related Diseases, Experimental Nutrition Physiology, and Nutrition, Growth and Development.
Cost: Between £4,327 and £20,500 per year for UK and EU students / Between £23,000 and £35,500 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time research-based MPhil at the University of Manchester that takes 1 to 2 years to complete depending on the student’s own research.
Cost: CHF 11,160 total cost for the whole course for all students.
What You Will Study: This 2-year program at ETH Zurich in Switzerland is studied on a full-time basis and is taught in English. The course aims to give students a wide-ranging understanding of human nutrition and its link to human health.
Cost: £8,850 for UK and EU students / £25,170 for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc in Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow is studied full-time over 1 year. There are four areas of focus; Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, and Obesity and Weight Management.
Cost: £10,470 total cost for UK and EU students / £24,200 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This program provides training in public health nutrition in a global setting. It covers epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science. The MSc in Nutrition for Global Health can be taken in 1 year when studying full time or 2 years part time.
Cost: No fees for Finish or EU students / €15,000 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a 2-year full-time program at the University of Helsinki in Finland that can be studied in English. There are 3 specialisation areas: Nutritional physiology, Food behaviour in a changing society, and Public health nutrition and food services.