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Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

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MSc - Master of Science

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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 how diet and calorie intake might affect the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment 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).


From nutrition-related roles within government organisations to working in the media to food industry research and development, there are a variety of career paths you could take as a nutritionist.

You might work in a health setting (such as a hospital) or perhaps set up a consultancy business as a nutritionist, or develop your career within research or teaching nutrition.

Students can also exit with PGDip Award.


In this unit you'll extend your knowledge of the role of nutrients within the human body by exploring molecular and biochemical pathways in which macro and micronutrients are metabolised. You'll explore the role of diet in the development of disease and of the needs and goals of industrialised food formulation and production in meeting human nutritional requirements. This unit also develops your ability to present complex scientific knowledge visually and verbally to both lay and scientific audiences.

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Entry requirements

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.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its...more

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