Manchester Metropolitan University

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 real 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. For some of these sessions, you'll work in partnership with students from our nursing and speech and language therapy courses. This helps you to understand how you might work together in practice. 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. **Features and Benefits:** - You'll have practical sessions where you explore topics such as food composition and how to conduct a nutritional assessment. - You'll use our on-campus food manufacturing facilities, which includes a 10-booth sensory taste panel suite, development kitchens, and food biochemistry and physiology laboratories. - Our teaching team includes registered nutritionists, food scientists and a dietician.

Entry requirements

Master of Nutrition - MNutr: You will have a minimum 2:2 UK 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. 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.

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Nutrition - MNutr Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Master of Nutrition - MNutr Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

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