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Nutrition (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Nutrition affects everyone in the world every day. What and how we eat is vital to individual and community health and it is an engaging and rewarding subject to study. With the BSc Nutrition (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll learn the academic principles behind food and gain practical skills in our advanced laboratories. 
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With the BSc Nutrition (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll also learn how to think on a larger scale. Can nutritionists influence public health for the better? How do producers create new foods? What will our food look like in future?

On this accredited degree course you’ll learn the science and social importance of nutrition in a modern university with advanced equipment. Real-world placements will foster your practical skills and you’ll have the chance to study abroad.

Why QMU?

  • You’ll learn from registered nutritionists who are actively researching some of the most interesting and influential topics in the field.
  • You’ll build professional proficiency in our laboratories, using advanced equipment and proven research techniques.
  • The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition; as a graduate you can become a Registered Nutritionist.


We hope this degree will give you a taste for success. It has certainly been a springboard for our past graduates to launch careers in public health nutrition, health promotion, health media, the food industry and in fitness and leisure.

You may also want to develop your expertise via a higher degree (MSc, MPhil or PhD) or expand the field itself through research, a government advisory post or product development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology and Ageing
  • Genetics
  • Health and Society
  • Cell Biology & Human Physiology
  • Integrating Module 
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Key Investigative Skills 
  • Microbiology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBB
  • A Level: BB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 points
  • Required Subjects: Chem or Biol and preferably one other science (may include Maths or Home Economics) at Higher/ A Level or equivalent AND Chem, Biol, Maths and Eng at S/Int2/N5/GCSE level.
  • Mature/Access: SWAP Access to Science or Biological Sciences. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications in biology and chemistry and /or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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