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
- 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
Course Lead - Nutrition and Genetics MSc
Upcoming webinars and events
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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.
2:2 undergraduate degree in a science subject.
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.
For more information about entry requirements please email email@example.com.
Fees & funding
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.
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.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. 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
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.
With our genetics and nutrition master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and adaptability.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Nutrition and Genetics MSc include:
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.