MSc (and Dip PG) in Personalised Nutrition

CNELM & IINH – Partners in Pioneering Nutrition Education

CNELM & IINH – Partners in Pioneering Nutrition Education

One of our priorities at IINH is to offer powerful and compelling study progression opportunities for our graduates. We are honoured to have established a formal partnership with the prestigious Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) in the UK.

CNELM is a renowned Centre of Excellence in higher education, teaching cutting-edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses in nutritional science and personalised nutrition, among others.

The degree programmes are validated by Middlesex University for Distance Education.

IINH LEarning path


Diploma in Professional Nutrition & Health Coaching

UK Level 4/IRE Level 6

Awarding Body

Pearson BTEC logo


Diploma in Nutritional Science & Therapeutics

UK Level 6/IRE Level 8

Awarding Body

Crossfields Institute Approved Centre


MSc or PG Diploma in Personalised Nutrition

UK Level 7/IRE Level 9

Awarding Body


Teaching Institute

Middlesex University London Logo

Next Course

At CNELM, the academic year runs from January to December. Students can start studies in January, April or September. IINH graduates also have the opportunity to start in June each year.


Please refer to Postgraduate Entry Requirements below for information.

Time Commitment

– MSc Course length: 1 year full-time; 1.5 – 3 years part-time.

– PG Diploma Course length: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

More details on time commitment below.


The programmes are delivered online and can be studied part-time or full-time. Students have the opportunity to join live webinars, tutorials, journal club and other activities. Webinars are recorded and can be accessed afterwards.


Coursework assessed: The PG Diploma shares the same 30 credit taught modules as the MSc programme. The MSc includes a 60 credit Research Dissertation.


MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Personalised Nutrition, awarded by Middlesex University.

Next Steps

Please contact  for information.

Personalised Nutrition

This postgraduate programme in Personalised Nutrition is an intellectually stimulating and rigorous course of study (see modules below) designed to cultivate an evidence-based, personalised nutrition approach and promote lifelong learning and career opportunities for graduates.

This advanced study programme, created and first delivered in 2012 by CNELM, is designed to serve healthcare professionals keen to expand their understanding and practice of person-centred nutrition and medicine. It attracts great interest from nutritional therapists, as well as other health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists and complementary therapists.

Personalised Medicine is a rapidly emerging approach that will revolutionise the current medical paradigm. Personalisation is particularly applicable to the field of Nutrition, and over the next decade CNELM is investing in building a research centre focused on Evidence-Based Personalised Nutrition and Evidence-Based Health Coaching. For further information about CNELM’s approach to Personalised Nutrition please visit their Research page.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

A prior degree or degree equivalent qualification. Graduates with professional qualifications are considered on an individual basis. A Bridging Course to join the MSc may be recommended for applicants without a prior degree.

IINH graduates with a prior degree should meet direct entry requirements to join the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Personalised Nutrition.

IINH graduates without a prior degree may

  • be offered a Bridging Course to MSc
  • can apply to transfer academic credits from the Pearsons accredited IINH Diploma to complete the BSc Hons in Nutritional Science.

    Please contact for information. 

Time Commitment

  • MSc Course length: (1800 hours), 1 year full-time; 1.5 – 3 years part-time.
  • PG Diploma Course length: (1200 hours),1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Most CNELM students study part-time. The course runs throughout the academic year.

  • 1 year full-time equivalent to 1800 notional hours over the academic year
  • 2 years part-time equivalent to 900 notional hours over the academic year
  • 3 years part-time equivalent to 600 notional hours over the academic year

Course Outline

IINH graduates enrolled on the MSc or PG Diploma must take Evidence Based Personalised Healthcare. IINH graduates can choose 3 of the remaining 4 modules to make up 120 credits. MSc students then complete a 60 credit Research Dissertation.

Evidence Based Personalised Healthcare
Research Dissertation
Personalised Nutrition Requirements
Personalised Nutrition and & Chronic Illness
Personalised Nutrition & Longevity
Personalised Sports Nutritiony

Applicants can enrol on the MSc, or the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Personalised Nutrition.

Please note, it is up to each applicant to find out what the legal requirement is for practising as a nutritional therapist in the country they plan to practice.

Please note, applicants taking Bridging modules to the MSc in Personalised Nutrition at CNELM are recommended to find out whether an undergraduate degree in the field of nutrition is required in the country they are residing as some countries will require this. If this is the case you can progress via the BSc Hons Nutritional Science programme at CNELM.

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