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Nutrition (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

Diet and Nutrition is a multi-million-pound industry and continually in the media. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes kill more than 36 million people each year. An unhealthy diet is known to be a major risk factor in the cause of many of these diseases.

All the modules that you'll study have a specific nutrition focus. Biochemistry, Physiology and Public Health are all nutrition-orientated with related industry, lifestyle and case study examples provided throughout your learning.

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to apply your nutritional knowledge in a number of fields such as sports nutrition or clinical nutrition.

Career opportunities

The continued and growing interest in the health agenda means there are many career opportunities for good graduates of nutrition. There are roles in the public sector including local and national government in areas such as policy development and implementation and health promotion; in the private sector in the food industry, marketing, public relations and the media.

Previous graduates have taken up roles in government and non-governmental organisations. Graduates have engaged in the health agenda, nutritional research, the media, elite sports teams and the food industry.

Many of our graduates also choose to stay with us for an additional year to complete their postgraduate studies in Applied Sports Nutrition, Nutrition and Genetics, Human Nutrition MSc or Chronic Disease Management.

Accreditation

 Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and by the Hong Kong Nutritionists Society (HKNS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Science 
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Research 
  • Introductory Physiology and Biochemistry 
  • Professional Skills for Nutritionists 
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status 
  • Food Choice and Control of Food Intake 
  • Lifespan Nutrition  
  • Nutrition, Health and Disease 
  • Nutritional Biochemistry 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • 80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent). An A Level (or equivalent) in a science subject is preferred. GCSE Mathematics - or equivalent evidence of numerical skills - is also required.
  • For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students. This includes:

  • St Mary's bursary
  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence scholarship
  • Care leavers' bursary
  • International student scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Sport coaching bursary

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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