Human Nutrition (including foundation year)

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc course is designed to enable you to enter an undergraduate degree if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. On completion of this four-year programme you’ll graduate with the same academic title and award as students who enter the standard human nutrition course.

The mix of broad scientific perspective and in-depth examination of human nutrition will prepare you for academic study at undergraduate level, as well as a career in nutrition within the public or private sectors.

This course received a 100% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020.

**More about this course**

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc degree will open up opportunities for you to work in public health and nutrition. On the course you’ll address how lifestyle, diet and physical activity contribute to health and wellbeing.

Throughout the degree you’ll receive support to improve your skills and help you succeed academically. You’ll receive one-on-one support from your academic mentor and tutor, with whom you’ll be able to address any concerns and discover your strengths. If you find yourself needing extra support in improving your academic skills or polishing your interview technique there will be opportunities to attend specialist workshops to help you succeed.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines within the School of Human Sciences, which will prove the perfect opportunity to meet students from other courses and learn about different areas of science. During this year you’ll gain fundamental knowledge of human sciences, which is vital for successful study at undergraduate level. The topics you’ll study will include biochemistry, biology, chemistry, nutrition and sports science, so you’ll gain an understanding of how scientific reasoning and methods are used within each discipline.

In the subsequent three years you’ll join students who are starting on the traditional three-year human nutrition course. You’ll also study the same course content and get the same choice of modules. To find out more about the subsequent three years of study visit our Human Nutrition BSc course page in UCAS.

If you find that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline of science by the end of your foundation year, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:




Nutrition and Sports Science

Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology for Nutritionists

Biochemistry for Nutritionists

Cell Biology for Nutritionists

Human Nutrition

Sociology and Psychology

Example Year 2 modules include:

Food Science and Microbiology

Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition

Nutrition Science 1

Nutrition Work-related Practice

Techniques in Dietary Assessment

Techniques in Nutritional Research

Example Year 3 modules include:

Applied Public Health Nutrition

Diet and Disease

Global Health Nutrition

Human Nutrition Research Dissertation

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Creating a Winning Business 2

Energy Metabolism and Endocrinology

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £3,300 Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,200 Overseas Fees