About this program
MSc Human Nutrition
Through this one-year course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work as a nutritionist in both the health and food sectors.
You’ll study the theory behind nutritional sciences, exploring topics from food guidelines to biochemistry to the distribution and control of disease. You’ll also have sessions in our laboratories where you’ll complete practical evaluations.
During practical sessions, we’ll help you to understand the assessments you might conduct as a nutritionist. We use patient case studies, so you might complete a nutritional assessment for a patient with Crohn’s disease or diabetes, or perhaps analyse a person’s diet.
Many of our students complete public health nutrition-based projects for their dissertations, focusing on areas they’re hoping to develop a career in. Recent topics include exploring the impact of eating patterns during the menopause, health benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets, foodscape and health at population level, and exercise barriers for young women.
Our MSc Human Nutrition course is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited course. This means that when you graduate, you're eligible to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) Register as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).
You will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in a bioscience subject. A recent relevant bioscience–based degree is desirable, however students without a bioscience-based degree may be eligible if they can demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge in the biosciences.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.
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On the course, you’ll study the following units:
- Fundamental Nutrition
- Sustainable Diets
- Nutritional Epidemiology
- Nutrition in Practice
- Nutritional Assessment
- Molecular Nutrition and Biochemistry
- Health Promotion
- Food Composition and Analysis
- Dissertation with Research Methods
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
UK and Channel Island Students
- Full-time fee: £8,500 per year.
- Part-time fee: £1417 per year.
EU and Non-EU International Students
- Full-time fee: £16,500 per year.
Accreditation: Association for Nutrition
From nutrition-related roles within government organisations to working in the media to food industry research and development, there’s a variety of career paths you could take as a nutritionist.
You might work in a health setting (such as a clinic) or perhaps set up a consultancy business as a nutritionist or develop your career within research or teaching nutrition.
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Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Met is located in the centre of Manchester, an exciting and vibrant city, full of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues. It has a proud history dating back to 1824 and has a diverse international population from over 100...
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- 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
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- Free English language support during your studies.Industry links with global companies, including IBM, Bentley Motors, Bosch, Nike, Walt Disney, L’Oreal, and Lloyds Banking Group
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