MSc Human Nutrition

Important information for 2018 entry

Please note that from 2018 the course will be hosted by the School of Health and Related Research. This will not effect the programme or the programme content

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The courses provide innovative research training in Human Nutrition. The courses are currently delivered by the Human Nutrition Unit in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism, supported by colleagues with expertise in Nutrition and in Public Health from the School of Health and Related Sciences. From 2018-19 the courses will be delivered by the School of Health and Related Sciences.

The MSc in Human Nutrition provides students with a core body of knowledge in the fundamentals of human nutrition science, covering biochemistry, epidemiology & community nutrition, physiology, contemporary issues in global nutrition and nutrition in health and disease. Students can study one of five optional modules to support a dissertation research project and receive training in nutritional research and appraisal methodologies.

The MSc in Human Nutrition is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (accredited course No AC247). On graduation from the full MSc course, students can apply for direct entry as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. For further information about the association for Nutrition and the UKVRN see

The course is suited to both non-clinical and clinical applicants who aspire to be leaders in nutritional science, either in the UK or in their own country.


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Course Accreditation

The Masters course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN; accredited course No AC247). On graduation, students can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as Associate Nutritionists (ANutr). For further information about the AfN and the UKVRN see

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Your career in Human Nutrition

A Postgraduate qualification in Human Nutrition enables students to enter a wide range of career pathways.

These include:-
Food manufacturing/retail; pharmaceutical industry; local government/community; central government; international non-government organisations, overseas aid agencies; teaching; further training (PhD, dietetics etc); nutritional consultancy; research.

Some examples of posts held by our recent graduates:

  • Cancer Clinical Trials Practitioner, Sandwell and City Hospitals
  • Research Assistant, NHS
  • Laboratory Analyst, Cadbury Trebor Bassett
  • Lecturer, Sports & Science Nutrition, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Health Promotion Specialist in the Workplace, 5-a-day, Chester
  • Nutritionist, Sure Start Programme
  • Scientific Officer, Food Standard Agency
  • Research Assistant, University of Birmingham
  • Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, NZ
  • Nutrition Manager, Dairy, Australia

  • Medical Journalist, China Medical Tribune
  • Nutritionist – Nutri Company, Buxton
  • Nutritionist, Ensigns Healthcare, Pune, India
  • Lecturer, Dept of Midwifery Studies & Editor of Maternal & Child Nutrition (Published by Blackwells)
  • Fitness & Nutrition Counsellor , Athens
  • Researcher – Diet & Mental Health, NHS, Rotherham
  • Food Scientist/Nutritionist – Crème Ltd, Dublin
  • Medical Writer for Medaxial Group

ENTERPRISE in Human Nutrition

University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) will support Sheffield students and graduates around business start-up and other Enterprise related activities, with advice and potentially with small grants from the First Steps/Growth fund, for up to five years after graduating, available to home and international students alike.

Meet our graduates