B.Sc. On Campus

Nutritional Sciences (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

36 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Many dietary factors can influence a person’s health, and throughout the Nutritional Sciences (Hons) course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll gain a working knowledge of a range of contemporary nutrition issues such as the origins of nutrition-related illnesses, the chemistry of food and dietary assessment.


Understanding the link between foods, diets, dietary patterns, nutrients, and physical health is paramount in the current environment. And that’s where nutritionists can help.

By taking the Nutritional Sciences (Hons) course from Manchester Metropolitan University you’ll look at the issues that make the headlines and the topics that touch our everyday lives. Whilst our relationship with food has never had a higher profile in the public sphere, the food industry is constantly adapting to new consumer trends and developments.

You won’t simply learn the theory behind nutrition, you’ll explore how it works through practical sessions.

We have chemistry and microbiology laboratories, a taste panel suite, a product development kitchen, a bakery and food quality testing equipment. We also have the capability to produce and develop new food products, test and analyse them, taking them through to the packaging and labelling stage.

This creates a holistic approach to our teaching and means you gain real-life experience whilst studying with us.

Our nutritional sciences degree 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 Nestle and Cooperative Food.

You have the option to complete a placement during Year 3 if you choose the four-year sandwich degree route. The day-to-day demands of an industry placement are challenging and inspirational, and the experience is invaluable for both your final year of study and your employment prospects. It gives you an advantage when you begin looking for your first job upon graduating.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Food and Nutrition
  • Physiology and Health
  • The Chemistry of Food
  • Nutrition 21
  • Professional Practice
  • Work-based Learning
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition and Dietary Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points
  • 112 UCAS tariff points including a science subject at A/AS Level (can include Extended Project). Science subject can include Sport, PE and Psychology.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma grades DMM in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport, Applied Sciences, Health Sciences. We do not accept BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff Points to include 45 Level 3 graded credits with 15 at Distinction and 30 Merit. 
  • Specific GCSE requirements: GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate points: 26

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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