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Nutrition and Human Health (with Foundation Year), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ipswich, United Kingdom
BSc Nutrition and Human Health (with Foundation Year) at 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. In addition to the analysis and enhancement of optimal nutrition for health, the course examines pathophysiology, nutrition for exercise .
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The Nutrition and Human Health (with Foundation Year) programme 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 at University of Suffolk has a strongly scientific component, emphasising the importance of the scientific method and a rigorous empirical approach. The course is an applied science and set firmly within the context and activities of Department of Science and Technology. Furthermore, the programme recognises the importance of equipping students with appropriate knowledge and expertise that they can readily employ within the workplace or in post-graduate study. The curriculum is designed to meet this need.

The need to understand the importance of the scientific method and evidence-based enquiry is an essential underpinning philosophy, and consequently there is a rigorous research methods thread running through the programme. Furthermore, the course philosophy is one of providing an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable course of study for the students.

Students are asked to challenge, analyse, utilise and apply existing theories and knowledge. At the same time, students develop key employability skills that will enable them to adapt to the demands of the workplace, and meet the needs of employers for a flexible, highly trained workforce. The importance of developing autonomous learners cannot be overlooked in this regard, and an underpinning philosophy is thus one of students being able to develop themselves and recognise their own academic, career and personal development needs

Career opportunities

After successful completion of the foundation year you will automatically progress to the three year Honours degree. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Principles of Biology
  • Scientific Study Skills
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Food Quality and Production
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Physiological Measurements
  • Scientific Logic and Analysis
  • Food Analysis (option)
  • Applied Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Health Promotion
  • Biology of Disease (option)
  • Work-based experience (option)
  • Research Methods
  • Research Statistics
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Nutrition (option)
  • Functional Foods and Metabolism
  • Obesity and Energy Homeostasis (option)
  • Clinical Nutrition (option)
  • Engaging Science (option)
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

Applicants are also required to have GCSEs in 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 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 Ipswich

  • 793 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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