London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

If you are passionate about improving human health through better nutrition and disease prevention, then this course, accredited by the Association for Nutrition, will give you an excellent grounding in both scientific and applied public health nutrition. Some teaching is based in our '30 million Science Centre, which houses specialist nutritional physiology and food technology labs, giving you hands'on training as well as a broad academic knowledge of human nutrition issues. You will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) on completion. Added value: 90% of students were in work/study six months after finishing the course (2013 National Student Survey).

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: cellular and molecular systems; human anatomy and physiology; introduction to nutritional science; socio'cultural aspects of human diets; sociology and psychology; study skills. Year 2 topics include: physiological, biochemical and metabolic aspects of the macro and micro nutrients; the measurement and assessment of dietary intakes in humans; food science, sustainability and food microbiology; metabolic biochemistry for nutrition; research and professional skills. Options include: work lacement; socio economic, political and global issues in nutrition. Year 3 topics include: nutritional epidemiology and public health; nutrition through the lifecycle; the assessment of nutritional status; sports nutrition; research dissertation on a current nutrition topic.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 88
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Course specific
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade