University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Human Nutrition

This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition. You�ll learn research skills and techniques. It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2:1 degree in a relevant science subject. A 2:2 may be acceptable depending on the degree and your references. We also accept graduates in Medicine. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: epidemiology and community nutrition; nutritional biochemistry; molecular nutrition; nutritional physiology; nutrition for developing countries; clinical nutrition. The diploma follows the same taught structure as the masters and students must complete all modules. Masters students complete an original research project and a literature review. PG diploma students complete a library-based research project.

Assessment methods

Lectures and seminars, practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations. You�re assessed on written reports, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations. There is a written examination at the end of each module with an original research project for the MMedSci and a library-based project for the Diploma. The Research Project is assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation. The Library Project is assessed by written dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time - 9 months
MMedSci Full-time - 12 months
Diploma Part-time - 18 months
MMedSci Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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