Not all nutrition courses take a holistic approach to the subject. Our BSc Nutrition programme is interdisciplinary in its approach, exploring the link between diet, health, disease and performance. As nutritionists play a key role in creating and translating research into nutritional advice and policies, you’ll learn all about how the human body uses nutrients and the effects this has on health. Beyond theoretical knowledge, our course will advance your employability by developing skills like communication, numeracy, research, team working, creative thinking, and more. Your new skills will be relevant in a variety of careers, especially dietician, nutritional therapist, and science writer. If you’d like to focus on nutrition directly after graduation you’ll have the chance to work as a nutritional advisor, food scientist, heath trainer, or sports nutritionist. Typical employers of nutrition graduates include the NHS, food manufacturers, plus the catering and hospitality industry. Our course offers you the unique opportunity to undertake a 12-month placement in your third year before returning for a final year of study. Completing the placement will mean you graduate with a BSc Nutrition (Professional Practice) degree, which highlights the additional practical skills you’ve gained to prospective employers. You’ll get plenty of support from our Employability Advisors, who’ll ensure you secure a placement that closely matches your interests. Members of the Nutrition Society have the option of taking advantage of its internship programme. During your studies, you’ll use innovative technology to enhance your learning. You’ll be taught with a mixture of seminars, group and individual tutorials, and through laboratory classes to help you gain theoretical and practical knowledge of nutrition. We know sometimes you’ll need assistance and support when it comes to your studies. During your time with us you’ll get assistance from a Personal Tutor. If you require a little extra support, we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand to help.
Get in-depth knowledge of the relationship between diet and health with a course that focuses on practical as well as theoretical skills.
At the beginning of your course, you will review the basic sciences related to nutrition – molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition, food science and generic scientific and employability skills. As a second year student, you will explore advanced topics in nutrition, including the relationship between diet and health, nutrition through the human lifecycle, mechanisms by which diet influences human health and disease, food policy, and research and employability skills. In your final year, you will examine specialised topics in nutrition, including clinical nutrition, sport and exercise nutrition, and public health nutrition as well as carry out your own research. As well as an in-depth knowledge of the relationship between diet and health, human performance and disease, you will gain the practical skills to assess the nutritional status of humans in health or disease. You will be aware of the factors that influence food choice and nutritional policies. Additionally, you will understand the nutritional requirements at both molecular and population levels for humans. You will also have an appreciation of the need to be commercially aware and innovative, and understand the importance of research in the advancement of nutritional knowledge and evidence based practice.