University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Human Nutrition student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our recently refurbished, state'of'the'art biosciences laboratories include a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole body metabolism, and determination of body composition. A lively research culture is reflected in current studies into metabolic features underlying obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2, nutritional intervention in over' and under'nourished populations, chronic disease nutritional epidemiology, and exercise and nutritional interventions for metabolic health. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world'leading and internationally excellent levels.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to nutrition; introduction to cell science; cell biology and metabolism biometrics; physiological systems; microbiology and immunology; laboratory skills and data handling; essential chemistry; plus a free module. Year 2: Research methods; cellular nutrition; food microbiology; nutrition and health promotion; human nutrition; physiological systems II; 1 option from: endocrine physiology; systems pharmacology; sports and exercise physiology; plus a free choice module. Year 3: Project A (double module); advanced nutrition I; advanced nutrition II; topics in human nutrition; 2 options from: sports nutrition and performance; nutrition and public health; pharmacology and toxicology; plus a free choice module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCDD
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

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

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 53%

Total Practical: 7%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation