B.Sc. On Campus

Nutrition and Health Science (Hons)

Technological University of the Shannon

48 months
12500 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Nutrition and Health Science (Hons) programme at the Technological University of the Shannon is a unique interfacial degree with an equal emphasis on both nutrition and health science. 


This Nutrition and Health Science (Hons) programme at the Technological University of the Shannon provides an approach to nutrition that is based on the scientific and academic principles of biology, biochemistry, social and public health aspects of human nutrition, as well as encompassing emerging issues such as biotechnology, food sustainability and security. The primary aim of the programme is to develop expertise in nutrition and apply this knowledge and related skills to health science and public health.

This synergistic approach to nutrition and health science provides students with a greater understanding of the integration of these elements and the vital role of nutrition in public health and health promotion initiatives. Core studies include nutrition, food science, nutrition throughout the lifecycle and in health and disease. These are complimented by the behavioural sciences, health policy, research methods, epidemiology and new developments in health in the areas of biotechnology and microbiology are included. In this programme, principles related to the primary healthcare service, strategies and methods for promotion and evaluation of health are also explored and evaluated.

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities include: health sector, health promotion, research, food industry and food regulatory affairs, health science journalism and nutrition adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Development for Higher Education, 
  • Human Physiology, 
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology, 
  • Information Technology for Scientists, 
  • Health and Wellness.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects plus a minimum of grade O6/H7 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. 
  • Two of these six subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • Student Contribution Fee: €3,000

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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