Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc


In partnership with: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course subject to validation

Next Intake: March 2020

Please Note

This course will be running in March 2020

Course Information

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition runs over two calendar years and consists of 120 credits achieved from the postgraduate diploma course, followed by a 60 credit professional project.

Around the world, athletes and coaches recognise that nutrition plays a major role in achieving success in sport. The benefits of eating well include:

  • Optimal gains from the training programme
  • Enhanced recovery between workouts and events
  • Achievement and maintenance of an ideal body weight and physique
  • A reduced risk of injury and illness
  • Consistency in achieving high-level competition performances

There is currently a high demand of specialisation in the field of sports nutrition, which has been driven by employers seeking nutritionists who work within sport to have a highly specialist degree, continued professional development requirements from professional bodies and be registered/accredited appropriately, for example:

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
  • UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Professional Body for Strength and Conditioning (UKSCA)

With this in mind, we propose to develop a two year, online, level 7 Master's course (incorporating a one year postgraduate diploma) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition to advance both knowledge and skills as a sports nutrition practitioner.


Course Structure

Year One (PgDip)

Year Two (MSc)


Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second) although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.

Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.

We also welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces and recognise the training and education undertaken whilst serving.

International Students

We welcome applications from international students and consider such applications using the same academic criteria as for all other applications. All international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their competence, in both written and spoken English, through a minimum IELTS score of grade 6.5 (or equivalent).


Teaching Methods

Although you’ll be learning online you will be part of a group with 10 to 15 other students, your self-directed distance learning will be guided by tutor-stimulated discussion based on clinically rich case scenarios.

You’ll do a combination of individual and group projects, and you’ll have a reflective practice portfolio to help you consider how what you’re learning on the course can be translated into everyday work and practice.

You’ll have the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advise on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.


Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK/EU & International Students for September 2019: £3900

Please Note: These are the fees for a single year.

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Date Option A Option B
Deposit payable on acceptance £650 £650
1st November 2019 £3,250 £650
1st January 2020 £650
1st March 2020 £650
1st May 2020 £650
1st June 2020 £650

Deposits are non-refundable


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