**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.
Example Year 0 modules include:
Nutrition and Sports Science
Example Year 1 modules include:
Anatomy and Physiology for Nutritionists
Biochemistry for Nutritionists
Cell Biology for Nutritionists
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
Tuition & Fees
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£2,310||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£2,310||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£3,300||Overseas Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£9,250||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£13,200||Overseas Fees|