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(Hons) Nutritional Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The diet of the population is key to preventing illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The knowledge and skills that you will gain on BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences from Manchester Metropolitan University, combined with our option unit system, will prepare you to pursue a career in nutrition, public health, health promotion or food product development. Graduates could also progress onto postgraduate studies or research in areas including dietetics, food product innovation, or public health.

They also offer a four-year sandwich route where you have the opportunity to spend your third year on placement.

Your career prospects after the course

As our course is offered as sandwich course, you have the opportunity to gain some invaluable work experience and employability skills with some world class companies.

We have links with multi-national companies such as Pepsico, Kellogs & Unilever along with Manchester City Council and many of our internationally acclaimed sports teams such as Oldham Athletic FC, England Cricket & British cycling.

Previous students have found the experiences gained in their sandwich year as instrumental to finding excellent employment immediately after graduation. 

Previous graduates of our nutrition and food courses have gone into varying careers including in the areas of community nutrition, health promotion, food retailing, research, product development and food technology.

Our alumni include lecturers and researchers, nutritionists within local councils and the NHS, public health specialists and dietitians.

Numerous graduates have also gone into roles at world leading food industry companies such as Unilever, Coles (Australia), Bakkavor and Tate & Lyle

After completing your degree, you will be eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with The Association for Nutrition, with the ability to progress to a registered nutritionist afterapproximately 3 years work experience. 

Features and benefits of the course
  • Our recent multi-million pound investment has created fantastic facilities located at the University's Manchester campus.  Technology and creativity are at the heart of the student experience, with a major emphasis on developing your business and employable skills.
  • This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, meaning graduates have the right to apply for direct entry at Associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), without having to go through the lengthy process of additional assessment.
  • All of these degrees feature an optional placement year and have strong relationships with industry. This gives you the opportunity to make contacts and gain experience that will give you the edge when applying for your first graduate position.
  • This course provides you with a mix of academic knowledge and practical skills.
  • We have a range of pilot-scale food manufacturing equipment, chemistry and microbiology laboratories, a taste panel suite, product development kitchen, bakery and food quality testing equipment.


This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Nutrition 21
  • Physiology and Health
  • Principles of Food and Nutrition
  • The Chemistry of Food

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • 112
  • 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.
  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.
  • 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 Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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

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


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