Human Nutrition, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
University of Greenwich is 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 Human Nutrition programme investigates the relationship between nutrition and health, and how good health can be promoted by following a healthful diet.

About

University of Greenwich is 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 Human Nutrition 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry 
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology 
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Life Science 
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science 
  • Practical and Professional Skills 
  • Basic Principles of Nutrition 
Year 2
  • Physiological Systems and Regulation 
  • Metabolism and Disease 
  • Cell, Immunobiology and Microbiology 
  • Nutritional Epidemiology & Health Promotion 
  • Human Nutrition 1
  • Human Nutrition 2
  • Research and Professional Skills in Life Science 

Year 3

  • Project (Life Sciences) 
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development 
  • Clinical Nutrition 
  • Specialised Topics in Nutrition 
  • Advanced Human Nutrition 
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology of Disease
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics 
  • Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise 
  • Medical Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including biology and chemistry at grade C or above. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview.

We will also accept:

  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.
Non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU part-time: pro-rata fulltime fee.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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