• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Nutrition (Hons) course from De Montfort University  combines theoretical and practical elements to take you from farm to fork and science to shelf, and considers the sources and origins of food along with food composition and production.

Our experienced academics bring industry research and knowledge to their teaching. You will study a range of modules that cover nutritional biochemistry, organ systems physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and health education and promotion. International elements are embedded into the curriculum, allowing you to consider nutrition and health on a global scale.

Practical components will help you acquire skills to further enhance your learning and employability. Optional sandwich year work placements, enabling you to gain valuable experience in an industry setting, are on offer.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in a range of settings in the public and private sector, from giving nutritional advice to NHS patients to working in the food production industry.

Opportunities and careers

Graduates could go on to practise nutrition in a wide range of areas, including the NHS, the food industry, public health, research, medical writing, education, commerce and sales.  Graduates with a Nutrition degree may work as nutritionists within the NHS and private healthcare.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

      four years sandwich (optional)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Personal and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Organ Systems Physiology

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

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • 112 UCAS from at least two A-levels. One A-level must be science-based, Biology or Chemistry, and at Grade C or above.
BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma Science - Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Science - Distinction/Merit/Merit
International Baccalaureate
  • 24+ with six higher level points in Chemistry or Biology

Access course

  • Pass QAA Accredited AHE with at least 21 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 24 level 3 credits at Merit from a Science subject. GCSE English and Maths at C (4) are required as separate qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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