School of Science, University of Greenwich, London/ United Kingdom

B.Sc. Human Nutrition

We are a leading institution for studying nutrition and our human nutrition programme is one of a select group of nutrition degrees accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. The programme investigates the relationship between nutrition and health, and how good health can be promoted by following a healthful diet.

Description

We are a leading institution for studying nutrition and our human nutrition programme is one of a select group of nutrition degrees accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. The programme investigates the relationship between nutrition and health, and how good health can be promoted by following a healthful diet. In addition, the programme focuses on the effects of food and specific nutrients on physiology and metabolism and the incidence of disease. We are committed to understanding and evaluating the socio-economic determinants and behavioural basis of nutrition-related issues so as to promote improved diet and health for all members of society.

You will study the science of nutrition along with other students in diverse science-related fields such as biomedical, biological and sports science. Our teaching staff are highly qualified having received degrees or conducted research here at Greenwich and in institutions such as King's College London, University of Cambridge, and University of Surrey. Our courses support online learning as well as part-time and overseas study. This programme offers great links with employers, so you gain the skills and knowledge required by the industry while increasing your employability prospects.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To give you a multidisciplinary scientific understanding of human nutrition and its relation to health and disease
  • To provide you with the necessary academic qualifications for further study in fields such graduate dietetics
  • To build your understanding and skills so you can improve the health and welfare of individuals, groups and populations in a safe and ethical manner.
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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36  months
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (30 credits)
  • Basic Principles of Nutrition (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Human Nutrition (30 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Cell and Microbial Biology (30 credits)
  • Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Nutritional Epidemiology and Health Promotion (15 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Advanced Human Nutrition(15 credits)
  • Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Specialised Topics in Human Nutrition (15 credits)
  • One option from: Medical Biochemistry; Immunology; Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Pathophysiology of Disease; Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

INCLUDING A-levels in a science, ideally biology and/or chemistry but other sciences will be considered; and one other suitable A-Level

OR BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ, or equivalent qualifications

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics), or equivalent qualifications.

• We welcome applications from mature students.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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