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Master of Nutrition - 771AA

Course Code: 771AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 880825
CRICOS Code: 053782D
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Obtain a well-balanced qualification in nutrition

This advanced course provides graduates from a range of disciplines, including the biomedical and nutrition sciences, with the opportunity to tailor this qualification to their professional career goals.

Flexible and career-enhancing, this course allows you to choose your own study program in specialty areas like sports or public nutrition or up the ante on your research skills by undertaking a specialised project. The result? A well-balanced career in dietary science, nutritional research or in the health education sector.

Study a Master of Nutrition and you will:

  • develop your knowledge of the key nutritional problems affecting communities and populations in both national and global contexts
  • learn about the theory and practice of public health nutrition
  • understand the principles of research and appropriate methodologies for nutritional research
  • develop skills in data gathering and analysis for research purposes
  • evaluate epidemiological studies and the social, economic and environmental issues facing the global food system.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Master of Nutrition graduates across a range of sectors including in:

  • Dietary science
  • Nutritional science
  • Food manufacturing
  • Nutritional research
  • Education

Course specific information

Students must meet the normal University requirements for admission to a Master’s degree course or hold qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent. Additionally, students should have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of a full year of human physiology and biochemistry and at least two nutrition units.

Police checks will also be required if the Community Nutrition Practicum restricted unit is chosen.


Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in any field;
B) Two bachelor degree level units in nutrition, two bachelor degree level units in human physiology and two bachelor degree level units in biochemistry.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Nutrition M Nutr

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.



Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The following awards are exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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