Human Nutrition (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc course is designed to enable you to enter an undergraduate degree if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. On completion of this four-year programme you’ll graduate with the same academic title and award as students who enter the standard human nutrition course.

The mix of broad scientific perspective and in-depth examination of human nutrition will prepare you for academic study at undergraduate level, as well as a career in nutrition within the public or private sectors.

More about this course

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc degree will open up opportunities for you to work in public health and nutrition. On the course you’ll address how lifestyle, diet and physical activity contribute to health and wellbeing.

Throughout the degree you’ll receive support to improve your skills and help you succeed academically. You’ll receive one-on-one support from your academic mentor and tutor, with whom you’ll be able to address any concerns and discover your strengths. If you find yourself needing extra support in improving your academic skills or polishing your interview technique there will be opportunities to attend specialist workshops to help you succeed.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines within the School of Human Sciences, which will prove the perfect opportunity to meet students from other courses and learn about different areas of science. During this year you’ll gain fundamental knowledge of human sciences, which is vital for successful study at undergraduate level. The topics you’ll study will include biochemistry, biology, chemistry, nutrition and sports science, so you’ll gain an understanding of how scientific reasoning and methods are used within each discipline.

In the subsequent three years you’ll join students who are starting on the traditional three-year human nutrition course. You’ll also study the same course content and get the same choice of modules. To find out more about the subsequent three years of study visit our Human Nutrition BSc course page.

If you find that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline of science by the end of your foundation year, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Biology (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Foundation Year Project (Nutrition) (core, 15 credits)

Foundations of Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)

Applied Health Psychology (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)

Biochemistry for Life Sciences (core, 15 credits)

Cell Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)

Essentials of Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Health, Society and Behaviour (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Applied Food and Nutritional Science (core, 15 credits)

Energy and Macronutrients (core, 15 credits)

Food Science (core, 15 credits)

Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Micronutrients for Health (core, 15 credits)

Public Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Techniques in Dietary Assessment (core, 15 credits)

Techniques in nutritional research (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Diet and Disease (core, 15 credits)

Empowering London: Working within the Community (core, 15 credits)

Global Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Human Nutrition Research Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Nutrition through the lifecycle (core, 15 credits)

Sports and exercise nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Energy Metabolism & Endocrinology (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

You’ll complete the course equipped to pursue a career in public health nutrition in the academic, charity, private or public sectors.

Previous graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as

  • Nestlé Health Science
  • The NHS
  • The Nutrition Society
  • World Obesity Federation

This course is also excellent preparation for further research or postgraduate study

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