Taught course

Human Nutrition

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

You’ll have 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. If your degree is not science-based, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge in the biosciences, to meet the demands of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

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. On graduation, students can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as Registered Associate Nutritionists (ANutr).

You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops
  • Group debates
  • Self-study units
  • Individual presentations

You’ll work independently on your research project, with guidance from an academic.

You’re assessed on:

  • Written reports
  • Laboratory practical classes
  • Group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations

There is a written examination at the end of some modules.

The research project is assessed by a written dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 5454