Human Nutrition, BSc Hons

Human Nutrition, BSc Hons

We are a leading institution for the study of nutrition. Our programme is one of a select group of nutrition degrees accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. We investigate the relationship between nutrition, health and disease, and how good health can be promoted through diet. In addition, the programme focuses on the effect of food on physiology and metabolism. We are committed to understanding and evaluating the socio-economic and behavioural determinants of nutrition-related issues so as to promote improved diet and health for all members of society. You will study the science of nutrition along with other students in diverse fields such as biomedical, biological and sports science. Our teaching staff are highly qualified having received degrees or conducted research here at the University of Greenwich, and in other leading institutions such as King's College London, University of Cambridge, and University of Surrey. Our courses support online learning as well as part-time and overseas study. This programme offers great links with employers, so you gain the skills and knowledge required by industry while increasing your employability prospects. The aims of the programme are:

  • To give you a multidisciplinary scientific understanding of human nutrition and its relation to health and disease
  • To provide you with the necessary academic qualifications for further study in fields such as dietetics
  • To build your understanding and skills so you can improve the health and welfare of individuals, groups and populations in a safe and ethical manner.

UCAS code

B401 M BSc/HN

Department

Life & Sports Sciences

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

INCLUDING A-levels in a science, ideally biology and/or chemistry but other sciences will be considered; and one other suitable A-Level

OR BTEC National, AVCE or Advanced GNVQ, or equivalent qualifications

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics), or equivalent qualifications.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, presentations and project reports.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by The Association for Nutrition and the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Career options

Our graduates are well placed for employment in both the public and private health-care sectors, teaching, academia, private practice, research including the post graduate study of dietetics, food product development/analysis and other food industry based work, sport and exercise nutrition, media, marketing, regulatory bodies, non-governmental organisations/international development and institutional catering and menu planning.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Society of BiologyAssociation for Nutrition