Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc/PgDip

Human Nutrition

2018 entry

Features and benefits of the course

We have specialised rooms and resources to simulate clinical settings and at-home environments for students to gain experience of a range of settings in which nutritional assessment and advice happen. Students have access to dedicated physiology labs with state of the art equipment for the analyses of body composition and physical performance. We also have food microbiology and biochemistry laboratories, along with a range of food manufacturing facilities, including industrial standard bakery and butchery laboratories, development kitchens and a 10-booth sensory taste panel suite. Students are given access to contemporary dietary analyses, statistical and qualitative research software which ensures that upon graduation they are familiar with the programmes currently used in practice.

About the course

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

Typical units of study may include the following but may be subject to change.

- Fundamental nutrition

- Nutrition in population health

- Molecular nutrition and biochemistry

- Lifecourse determinants of nutrition, health and wellbeing

- Health promotion

- Food composition and analysis

- Dietary evaluation and assessment

- Food in society

- Dissertation with research methods

Programme Review

Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.

Assessment details

Management and scientific reports, essays, dissertation, presentations and viva voce. Each unit has one method of assessment, which is typically a mixture of coursework and presentation, with elements linked to practical’s where stated. 

Typical entry requirements

You will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent, in any 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.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

How do I apply for this course?

Download our course application form. There are instructions on what to do next and who to send the form to in the Word document.

Career options after the course

This course maps to competencies essential for successful careers in public health nutrition, food and nutrition research, nutritional communication and journalism or as a community development nutritionist, local authority project nutritionist, independent nutritionist, food industry nutritionist and other allied roles such as medical writing, science teaching and dietetics.

Confirmation of Regulator

Important Notice

This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.

Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.

The provision of education by the University is subject to terms and conditions of enrollment and contract. The current Terms and Conditions Applicable to the provision of the University’s Educational Services are available online. When a student enrolls with us, their study and registration at the University will be governed by various regulations, policies and procedures. It is important that applicants/students familiarize themselves with our Terms and Conditions and the Key Contract Documents referred to within. Applicants will be provided with access to an up to date version at offer stage. This can be found within the Information for Offer Holders document.