St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

St Mary's provides the valuable opportunity for students by ensuring all modules have a specific nutrition focus. Biochemistry, Physiology and Public Health are all nutrition orientated. The programme offers the opportunity for you to develop the professional competencies and skills required for the application of nutritional science in a number of fields. Previous graduates have taken up roles with government and non'governmental organisations engaged in the health agenda, in nutritional research, the media, with elite sports teams and the food industry.

Course Modules

Level 1: the first year is foundational and provides students with the broad underpinning and grounding required to further their studies in specialist areas of nutrition; students are introduced to important concepts in nutrition and ascertain the sources, functions and requirements for energy and all essential nutrients; introductory physiology and biochemistry will provide students with knowledge of the structure, function and metabolic processes of the body and how nutrition supports its healthy function; the important areas of ICT and data handling skills will also be introduced; single honours students will additionally be introduced to food science, health promotion and will begin to explore some of the professional skills such as reflective practice and ethics that are important in this field. Level 2: In the second year students build on the foundation knowledge provided in year one and explore the factors affecting food choice, the determination of nutritional requirements, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle and the links between nutrition, health and disease. Level 3: focuses on advanced and applied topics; examples of modules offered include: clinical nutrition; sports nutrition; functional and novel foods; tackling cardiovascular disease; obesity and metabolic syndrome; and public health nutrition.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 14 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • Course specific

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 81%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

90% Go on to work and/or study

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 22%

Total Coursework: 62%

Total Practical: 17%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation