Master of Science (M.Sc.) Nutrition - Periyar University

  • Years 2 Years
  • Type Course Post Graduate
  • stream Science
  • Delivery Mode

What is MSc Nutrition?

MSc Nutrition is a two years postgraduate course. This course is highly growing today. This course takes the candidates towards the research and development skills on foods. The study focuses on theoretical aspects of Public Health nutrition, clinical Nutrition and Food Science, and the understanding of food safety science. This postgraduate course is highly suitable for candidates who want to increase their skills for valuing their career by adding a critical understanding of the integrated study of Nutrition and diet. The MSc nutrition program covers a wider base of skills and knowledge is better for the graduate who is sure about specific disciplines.


Students who want to appear for MSc Nutrition admission require to know some criteria. Some colleges admit students based on the entrance examination, whereas some allow the candidates based on merit and marks obtained under graduation.

Eligibility Criteria for MSc Nutrition

The candidates require a BSc degree with a major in food science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, home science, Nutrition, dietetics, clinical biochemistry, life science, and any other related disciplines also eligible for this course.

The candidate must qualify the following eligibility criteria to appear for the MSc nutrition course:

  •  Aspirants should have passed BSc 3 year’s degree after 10th and +2 with honours in Nutrition and any other related Nutrition.
  •   Minimum 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent for general candidates and 50% for SC or St candidates.
  •  There is no age limit for studying MSc Nutrition.

Entrance based admission:

  • Students are required to crack the respective examination of a college or university to get admission in the course.
  • After successfully appearing for the test, the college or university announces the result and releases the merit list of shortlisted candidates.
  • Passed students then need to go through the college-wise admission process.
  • Allotment of seats to the candidates is the final step, and after that, candidates are required to deposit the fee for the course and enrol in the specific academic session.

Benefits of MSc Nutrition

This postgraduate program comprises various fields like foods, Nutrition, diets, and many more areas. This course is purely based on food quality, nutrition management, and metabolisms. Students are taken through a study of food compositions, the quality and safety of food, the ability of metabolism relationships, use of nutrients in the foods by the human body, and advanced understanding of the influence of exercises and so on. So, this course can be taken as a combination of various fields.

Future Scope of MSc Nutrition

  • After completing the MSc Nutrition programme, graduates can choose to work or continue their education. We've compiled a list of popular post-course training opportunities.
  • An IDA-recognized hospital will accept MSc Nutrition and Dietetics graduates for a six-month traineeship.
  • If you have a knowledge of nutrition, you can continue pursuing a Ph.D. in that profession. A wide range of organizational innovation and underlying values will be usually taught, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

This course gives wonderful job opportunities in many firms, and other attractive offers also knock on the door of individuals who have passed the degree of Masters.

  •  Diet technician
  •  Nutrition Manager
  •  Marketing consultant
  •  Sales consultant
  •  Quality control manager

Job opportunities and Career Options after MSc Nutrition

Top companies could hire MSc in Nutrition students in top companies, which are as follows

  • Minute Maid
  •  Cadbury
  •  Nestle
  • Other international firms

Candidates who wish to get into MSc in Nutrition based on merit are selected based on the following:

  • Universities prepare merit lists based on graduation marks.
  •  The candidates who were shortlisted would be called for document verification.
  • The admission is offered after successful verification of the documents.

Fees Structure & Course Duration of MSc Nutrition 

The average annual fee for this course is between 10000 to 90000 per annum.Duration of MSc Nutrition is 2 years. 

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