London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The area of Human Nutrition Science has undergone tremendous growth in recent years. Nutritionists now work in a wide variety of roles from molecular biology to population health initiatives. From making sure what people eat doesn't make them unwell, to helping those who are unwell get better ' human nutrition is an increasingly important scientific area.

Course Modules

Year 1: Double credit: scientific skills; (bio) molecules; physiology and nutrition; foodology. Year 2: human nutrition; public health. Double credit: research methods; metabolism and molecular biology; human evolution, physiology and behaviour. Year 3: Optional placement year. Year 3/4: project; social aspects of science; clinical nutrition; applied topics in human nutrition; biology of disease; option.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 88-96
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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69% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 45%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 34%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 14%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

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