Human Nutrition BSc (Hons)


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About this course

This course, accredited by the Association for Nutrition, will help explain the science and social factors at work in our diet. From this you will develop the skills and ability to help people choose nutritional diets while contributing to the growing public health agenda surrounding obesity.

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Taught by staff with current active industry experience and registered nutritionists, you will learn through a combination of traditional teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory practicals. You also have the option of extending your study by taking a one-year placement within the field of nutrition after the second year of study. A final year individual research project will allow you to specialise in your preferred area of nutrition.

Upon graduation you will also be able to apply for Associate Level entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) which will increase your employability within this field.

Employers in many different sectors will recognise the value of your degree, with previous graduates securing roles within areas such as health and sport promotion, community nutrition and public health opportunities within the NHS and food industry.

93% of students said the staff made the subject interesting (Unistats 2015)


FacilitiesWhen you want to get hands-on experience within applied science laboratories we can support you. We teach in large modern, well- equipped labs with audio-visual facilities to enhance our ability to demonstrate techniques or interesting observations.


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Course info


Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September