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

Course description

Accredited by the Association for 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.

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (accreditation No. AC247). On successful completion of the course you can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr).

Core modules

  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Nutrition in the Global South
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Research Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Health Promotion
  • Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers

Masters candidates complete all core modules plus one optional module. PG Diploma candidates complete all the core modules except the Research project and Dissertation, plus one optional module.

Teaching and assessment

You'll learn through lectures and seminars, practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations.

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

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 most modules. The research project is assessed by a written dissertation.

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 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

Lead academic: Professor Hilary Powers Accredited by the Association for Nutrition

Course contact details

Dr Peter Grabowski
+44 (0)114 215 9047