Taught course

Human Nutrition

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers an opportunity to undertake a detailed study of nutritional sciences. It approaches the subject area from both a perspective of population nutrition and individual level nutrition.

Students will study the development and use of food and nutrition guidelines, dietary assessment and management, determinants of nutritional status, diet-disease relationships and health promotion. These topics are underpinned by teaching on the sciences of biochemistry, molecular nutrition, food composition and epidemiology.

The course also offers the opportunity to undertake an independent research study, with the support of a supervisor with specialist expertise in the research area. Through this, students will learn about ethics for scientific research, research methodologies and statistical analyses. This prepares students to run and appraise scientific research studies and introduces them to the standards of scientific research required of their chosen profession.

The course is currently being prepared for submission to the Association for Nutrition for accreditation. Once accredited graduates of the course will be able to apply to the Association for Nutrition via direct entry as a Registered Associate Nutritionist and will then be entitled to use the letters ANutr after their name.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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