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Nutrition and Genetics MSc

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Distance learning available


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1 year (full-time)

MSc Nutrition and Genetics
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 10 for Student ExperienceThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023: Top 5 for Teaching Quality

Investigate nutrition and DNA with St Mary’s trailblazing genetics and nutrition master’s.

Navigate the relationships between DNA and nutrition with our innovative genetics and nutrition master’s. Your degree will combine elements from research, enterprise, and NHS recommendations. You will cover:

  • molecular nutrition techniques
  • molecular biology
  • genetic profiling
  • nutrigenomics
  • disease risk
  • personalised nutrition.

Pioneers in nutrition and genetics

We are the first European university to offer a postgraduate Nutrition and Genetics course. You will experience a trailblazing programme that offers unique skills and enhances your employability.

Exceptional teaching and support

We are celebrated for our teaching quality, earning a Top 5 ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023). Our academics are research-active and committed to your well-being. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.

Conduct research abroad

You can conduct your own research at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) as part of the Erasmus exchange programme.

Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis

Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis

Course Lead - Nutrition and Genetics MSc

Upcoming Event

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Postgraduate Allied Health and Life Sciences open event - 24th April

Wednesday 24th April 2024, 06:00PM

Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree in a science subject.


Previous degree

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

September 2024





Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy has been designed to not only measure student learning but to also facilitate student learning. Assessments at postgraduate level are designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate critical analysis, deep and insightful thought and the application of knowledge.

Coursework not only optimises the student learning experience, but also enables the aforementioned skills, together with the transferable and practical skills that are developed and learnt throughout modules, to be effectively evaluated. A wide variety of assessment modes are employed including essays, laboratory reports, exams, e-portfolios and oral presentations.

Career opportunities

With our genetics and nutrition master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and adaptability.

Contact our Career Services at for further information on jobs and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Nutrition and Genetics MSc include:

sports clubs and teamssports injury clinicsthe ministry of defence

Apply now

September 2024

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