MSc Sport Nutrition

Convert your International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in sports nutrition into a Masters, and delve deeper into the science behind the subject at the University of Stirling.

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc
  • Start date 1st of any month
  • Duration MSc full-time: 6 months, MSc part-time: 12 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based


We're Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence

Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence

Sport nutrition is an increasingly vital part of elite sport and there has never been a better time to specialise, as recreational competitive sport and elite performance sport grow increasingly popular in the UK. The University of Stirling is one of only six universities worldwide approved to provide this Masters conversion course in sports nutrition.

This Masters degree focuses on the science behind sports nutrition and is designed specifically for students who already have an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in sports nutrition and want to further their knowledge.

To complete the course, you’ll be asked to plan, conduct and write a research project in Sports Nutrition, and you’ll receive high-quality training and support from our expert staff as you study. By the time you graduate, you’ll have an even greater knowledge of sports nutrition and a clear understanding of how to put your research into practice.

Top reasons to study with us

Course objectives

This course is designed to expand on the knowledge you’ve acquired whilst studying for your IOC Sports Nutrition diploma. You’ll complete a research project on an approved topic of your choice while gaining a deeper understanding of the science behind the subject, a broader network of expertise and an enhanced ability to share your findings with the wider world.

Faculty facilities

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and our Faculty facilities include a suite of laboratories dedicated to Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition research. We’re home to the National Swimming Academy, the GB National Tennis Academy and Triathlon Scotland and and we recently invested £20 million in our outstanding sports facilities.

We’re consistently ranked among the best universities in the UK for our sports facilities, making Stirling the perfect destination if you’re studying sport or the science behind it.

Find out more about our sporting facilities.

Research overview

The University of Stirling’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport was ranked 1st in Scotland for Sport research outputs in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). 

What our students said

Hannah Sheridan
Hannah Sheridan
MSc Sport Nutrition
I would definitely say the Msc at Stirling helped with employment success but also put me in a good position to continue further study, if I decide to go back into research.
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Alina Petre
MSc Sport Nutrition
My time at the University of Stirling has also broadened my professional network, specifically in the sport science field. I now personally know experts whom I can email and discuss ideas with and I have also met fellow sport nutrition professionals.
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