Master of Science – Human Nutrition Program , M.Sc. in New Zealand

University of Otago

Study in:New Zealand
Deadline: 30 April 2019


A Master of Science – Human Nutrition Program at University of Otago is the basis for careers in nutrition promotion and education, dietetics, teaching, food service, food manufacturing and retailing and nutrition research. A degree in Human Nutrition also provides an excellent opportunity for those seeking graduate entry into medicine and pharmacy.

Career opportunities

We will equip you with skills that can be used in a number of careers. Our graduates of Human Nutrition Program work in the health sector, government organisations, corporations, research, teaching, high performance sport, private practice, and the food industry. Māori and Pacific graduates are often sought after, particularly by health providers across the country

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition and Human Health
  • Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biostatistics
  • Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Advanced Topics in Human Nutrition

Academic Requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by program with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor’s degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.


The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.

Detailed Program Facts

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