• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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You’ll examine the complex relationships between diet, health, physical wellbeing and performance whilst also gaining experience in the skills required to work in the field of sport and exercise, such as providing specialist advice on healthy eating, conducting dietary surveys and being an advocate of change.

The (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition  degree from Manchester Metropolitan University also provides the option of spending an extra year working in a partner organisation on placement. 


Both of our nutrition courses are accredited by the Association for Nutrition. When you graduate, you’ll have the right to apply for direct entry at Associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

Our nutrition courses help to prepare you for a variety of opportunities within the field of food and nutrition, from public health and product development to working with sports teams.

Some of our current students have gained work experience with Manchester City FC and Manchester City Council. From working with an elite athlete or a community sports team to a public health initiative on physical activity, you could work in a variety of sport and exercise settings as a nutritionist. Previous students from our department have gone into roles such as a health trainer, performance nutritionist or sports dietitian.


Association for Nutrition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years sandwich

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Chemistry of Food
  • Principles of Nutrition and Food
  • Systems Physiology
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Health
  • Human Metabolism and Biochemistry
  • Applied Nutrition and Assessment Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 112 Tariff Points from GCE A Level at Grades BBC or acceptable alternatives (e.g. BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma D*D*). To include a Science subject at A2, we do not accept Health & Social Care. BTEC's with a significant science focus may be considered.
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C or grade 4.
  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) may be considered.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff Points to include a minimum of 24 credits at Merit in a hard Science i.e. Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 25

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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