BSc in Human Nutrition

Interested in Human Nutrition? Our BSc in Human Nutrition is a practicals-based course that has been designed to address relevant present day and emerging issues. The course explores the relationship between nutrition and how good health can be promoted by following a healthy diet. Students will appreciate the importance of how the quality and quantity of food, in addition to the individual’s response to food (due to a number of biological factors) influence their growth and development.

As part of the applied nature of this course clinical studies on relevant conditions such as obesity, diabetes, renal diseases, cancer and other conditions will be used to highlight contemporary issues in human nutrition.


First Year you will cover all the basic sciences to provide a broad foundation. In Second and Third year you will become more specialised and study more detailed courses in Human Nutrition. If you are successful in your first three years you have two choices at the end of your third year, to finish with an Ordinary degree, or to carry on to study for a fourth year and further specialise in Human Nutrition.

Graduates will be able to use the experience and knowledge gained in this course to work in nutrition-related industries and in the food industry in relation to human nutrition (such as research, product development, food safety, regulation, consumer information and marketing). The clinical nutrition course content will give students an appropriate applied academic background sufficient to pursue postgraduate studies in dietetics.

Work experience is an important feature of this course and will be in aspects of the food and/or human nutrition industry. In addition to gaining practical knowledge and exposure to commercial and industrial standards, students will be required to carry out a research project as part of their work experience.



Life Sciences SG434 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

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What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates may go on to further study in areas such as public health, dietetics, human nutrition or postgraduate research degrees in related disciplines. Some graduates may develop an interest in medicine and apply for placement on medical degrees.

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