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Course summary

Developing new food products for multinational companies. Implementing nutrition policies in the community. Analysing menus in a care home. 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. 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. Our nutritional sciences degree also provides the option of spending an extra year working in a partner organisation on placement.  Features and benefits

  • Choose a placement- The course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three-year course and then decide if a placement study is right for you once you have started your studies, so you don’t have to decide now.
  • Approved course- Our course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.
  • Outstanding facilities- You’ll have access to our food and nutrition suite, which includes three food development studios and a physical testing studio, as well as a sensory suite and food quality testing equipment.
  • Extra curricular- You can join MetMunch, an award-winning, student-led sustainability and outreach programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4, we will accept Functional Skills. IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5 This course can be studied as a 4-year sandwich course

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Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS