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Nutrition and Human Health (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Ipswich, United Kingdom
The Nutrition and Human Health (Hons) programme from University of Suffolk applies scientific principles to the study of human interaction with food, and how this affects human health. It includes the study of physiology, biochemistry and psychology. 
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In addition to the analysis and enhancement of optimal nutrition for health, the course examines pathophysiology, nutrition for exercise and food science. This course has been officially accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

This Nutrition and Human Health (Hons) degree programme at University of Suffolk aims to meet the need for graduates who are knowledgeable of, and have skills within the academic disciplines of nutrition and human health. The programme has a strongly scientific component, emphasising the importance of the scientific method and a rigorous empirical approach.

The Nutrition and Human Health (Hons) programme from University of Suffolk recognises the importance of equipping you with appropriate knowledge and expertise that can readily be employed within the workplace or in post-graduate study.

You will be asked to challenge, analyse, utilise and apply existing theories and knowledge. At the same time, you develop key employability skills that will enable you to adapt to the demands of the workplace, and meet the needs of employers for a flexible, highly trained workforce. 

There is an optional Work-based Experience module at level 5, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain relevant work experience, and enhance your employability skills. In addition, students at all levels are encouraged to seek out appropriate relevant work experience, either voluntary or paid in their spare time, as a means to improve their employability skills and to network with potential future employers. 

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist in a wide range of careers in nutrition and health in both the private and public sectors. Examples include advisers in the nutrition and health industry as nutritionists, health improvement scientists, nutrition research in many fields, laboratory research both food based and clinical, dietary and nutritional evaluation in the food industry, clinical or service sectors, charities concerned with public health and local education authorities.

Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such as a PGCE (e.g. science teacher training), Master’s degree or PhD.

Recent examples include graduates who now work for the NHS, Nestlé, Yakult, local breweries and for health promotion charities locally and nationally.

Science graduates gain a number of transferrable skills such as data handling and analysis. This means that other industries such as insurance, banking and even retail management look to recruit science graduates.

Finally, the scientific nature of the course has been capitalised upon by a number of graduates to pursue careers as high school science and biology teachers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Quality and Production
  • Biochemistry 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Human Physiology 
  • Human Physiological Measurements 
  • Science Skills 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
  • Applicants are expected to hold a science related A-level (or equivalent level) subject is preferred. PE, Sports Science and Food Technology are considered acceptable. Other subjects may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants are also required to have 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade 4/C or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13330 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 Ipswich

  • 793 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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