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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.

Many dietary factors can influence a person’s health, and throughout our course, 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.

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.

The (Hons) Nutritional Sciences course 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 Nestle and Cooperative Food.

You have the option to complete a placement during year three 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.


Our course is accredited by the 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
  • More information Go to the programme website
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Nutrition 21
    • Physiology and Health
    • Principles of Food and Nutrition
    • The Chemistry of Food
    • Applied Nutrition and Dietary Assessment

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    General Requirements

    • 112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM) to include a Science subject at A2/AS, we do not accept Health & Social Care. BTEC's with a significant science focus may be considered.
    Specific GCSE requirements
    • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.
    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
    • 26

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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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