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Applied Nutritional Science with Foundation Year (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Applied Nutritional Science with Foundation Year (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University is about diet and nutrition, that are vital to the prosperity to the health and wellbeing of the population, and qualified nutritionists are in demand. Explore the chemistry of food, learn about human nutrition and develop practical skills in our SuperLabs. 


The Applied Nutritional Science with Foundation Year (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University contains fascinating subjects which you’ll explore in depth. Your all-round knowledge and understanding will encompass human nutrition, public health and lifestyle, food science, perspectives of clinical nutrition, and food policy and commercial responses. From this, you'll build on your underpinning scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular medicine. Meanwhile, you'll also develop practical laboratory and clinical skills, and become confident in knowing how to initiate and evaluate research programmes

When you graduate, you'll have a solid grasp of the factors which influence public health nutrition, from the environment and family, to general culture and the availability of food. Most importantly, you'll have the analytical, scientific and problem-solving skills that are so highly regarded in the food and healthcare sectors - and, indeed, all public and private sector organisations.


The Applied Nutritional Science degree has been designed with consultants from the food industry and UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) and the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Professional skills are embedded throughout the degree, ensuring that graduates are highly employable and have a portfolio of work experience to showcase at interviews.

The skills and knowledge you'll acquire on this course will be well regarded not just in the nutrition and healthcare sectors, but many others too. Graduates of nutrition based degrees are in demand in various roles across the health and food sector from supermarkets to research labs. Roles include but are not limited to, nutritionist, food scientist, food safety advisor, food technologist, nutrition and food labeling coordinator wellbeing facilitator, quality specialist or community education officer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Science Foundation
  • Analytical Skills in Medical Science
  • Practice and Professional Skills
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry for Medical Science
  • Biology of Disease
  • Applied Chemistry for Life Sciences

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), Science subjects are preferred.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above including English, Maths and Science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chelmsford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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