MSc in Sport Nutrition

University of Stirling

Program Description

MSc in Sport Nutrition

University of Stirling

This upgrade to MSc course has been established specifically for students who already hold an International Olympic Committee (IOC) postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition.

Course objectives

The course provides high quality research training through planning, conducting and writing up a research project enabling those working in the field of Sport Nutrition to undertake, understand and inform others about research in their chosen area of study.

What makes us different?

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants must have met the entrance requirements for, and must have successfully completed, the IOC postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition. For information on how to enrol for the IOC diploma in Sports Nutrition please visit the following website:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Structure and content

Students are required to conduct a novel research project and write up a research report (dissertation) of 3,000-5,000 words in the form of a scientific journal paper.

The topic of research must be approved in advance by the Faculty. For full-time candidates the project reports must be submitted within six months of entry onto the course. For part-time candidates these must be submitted within 12 months from date of entry onto the course.

The examiners may allow a research project which is deemed to be unsatisfactory to be revised and submitted for re-assessment within a specified time period.

A grade will be awarded for the research project written report. A grade will also be assigned to an oral presentation of the research upon submission of the project report. A question and answer examination with the external examiner will be required for all candidates.

Modes of study

MSc taken over six months (must be based in Stirling)

MSc taken over 12 months (can be based off-campus)*

*Off-campus study is possible in some cases. Students must contact the Faculty if interested in studying off-campus.

Career opportunities

90.5% of Stirling graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees


  • Overseas £5,850
  • Home/EU £TBC

From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for all taught postgraduate courses are to be held at the level set upon entry.

Please note there is an additional charge for the conferral of your degree. This will be charged at the rate applicable when you complete your studies.

Last updated January 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Mar. 2017
Sept. 2017
6 - 12 months
Part time
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Start date Mar. 2017
United Kingdom Stirling, Scotland
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Duration 6 - 12 months
Price - Home/EU: £TBC - Overseas: £5,850
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Stirling, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 6 - 12 months
Price - Home/EU: £TBC - Overseas: £5,850