Manchester Metropolitan University Nutrition

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BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences

Nutrition is a contemporary issue, and the connection between diet and health is becoming increasingly important. 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, 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.

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

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

About the course

We have over 25 years of experience in teaching in this subject area and most of our teaching staff have worked within the industry. We are also home to the Manchester Food Research Centre (MFRC) which gives our students lots of opportunities for real life case study experience. The optional placement year also presents you with the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience.

Our facilities for practical work are of a standard found in industry. We have a significant range of pilot-scale food manufacturing equipment and facilities. We have extensive facilities including chemistry and microbiology laboratories, a taste panel suite, a product development kitchen, a bakery and food quality testing equipment. Your work will also be supported by a dedicated technical team.

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

This flexible, new course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. The course is designed to allow you to gain an understanding of all aspects of the nutrition and food industries.

It focuses on current and contemporary issues in nutrition and food that affect human health to ensure that you are provided with relevant and up to date knowledge which will give you an excellent grounding for your future career and/or further study in the subject. We offer a range of Postgraduate courses in nutrition and food at MMU and therefore an appealing progression route for those who would in due course like to study for a PhD.

Year 1 covers nutrition, physiology, food composition, food safety and trends in food purchases and consumption.

Year 2

You will be able to select units in your second and final years that will allow you to specialise your knowledge towards a career in one of the following areas:

– Nutrition
– Dietetics
– Sports Nutrition
– Food Science
– Food Technology

Whilst still gaining a broad knowledge of nutritional sciences that will mean that you can apply for a variety of jobs upon graduating.

Year 3

If you choose the Sandwich route, year 3 of the course will be spent on placement within the industry, gaining great experience to kick start your career.

Year 4

Again in your final year you will be able to select units that will allow you to specialise in one of the following areas:

– Nutrition
– Dietetics
– Sports Nutrition
– Food Science
– Food Technology