Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in human nutrition and health for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, or a comparable degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in human nutrition and health.

Course Code: M3703
Course Abbreviation: BNut(Hons)
Total credit points required: 48
1 year full-time or 2 years half-time (project dependent)


Successful completion of the Monash Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or other related science degree at Monash University and a demonstrated interest in nutrition; or a qualification in nutrition or related science degree from another institution comparable in content and academic standards and a demonstrated interest in nutrition. Students applying require a distinction average (at least 70 percent) in the final two years of study as well as distinction average in 24 points at level 3 or above in the discipline.

The program consists of an individual major research project and a compulsory coursework component.

The Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) coursework component will be conducted in semester one, and includes modules on project organization, literature reviewing, study design, data collection, data analysis, scientific report writing, and submitting work for peer review. In turn this contributes towards the successful completion of a research project.

Projects are chosen from either clinical or community/population nutrition areas and are supervised by an experienced member of the Nutrition and Dietetics staff.

Further information

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone: 9902 4270