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BSc Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Abertay University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

BSc Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Working in our state-of-the art labs, you’ll master analytical techniques and learn how to test food professionally. You’ll understand consumer food behaviour and how to influence and implement change to improve the nation’s health.

We teach you the fundamentals of food, nutrition and exercise, including:

  • Food handling skills.
  • The functionality of raw and cooked food ingredients.
  • The key social issues in nutrition, sport and exercise.
  • How nutrition, metabolism and digestion relate to diet and health.
  • How to analyse food and drink using a range of scientific techniques.
  • The nutritional needs throughout an individual’s lifespan.

For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you can specialise in other areas if you want to or carry on studying this pathway

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Admission requirements

Subject Requirements

All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4. National 5 Lifeskill Maths and Application of Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths.

English Language Requirements

All courses at Abertay University are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English language requirements. Accepted English language qualifications include:

  • IELTS - overall score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL - overall score of 78 (individual elements: L-17, R-18, S-20, W-17)
  • Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE - overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale
  • International Baccalaureate - English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required
  • European Baccalaureate - English Language 1 at grade 6 or English Language 2 at grade 7

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Courses

Year 1

  • Applied Biological Sciences for Food and Human Health
  • Social Science for Sport and Excercise
  • Nutrition and the Consumer
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Abertay - Being Successful at Abertay

Year 2

  • Nutrition through the Lifespan
  • Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Properties and Functionality of Food
  • Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion 1
  • Food Characterisation

Year 3

  • Food Processing
  • Food and Behaviour
  • Clinical Nutrition 1
  • Quality and Safety Management Systems
  • Professional Skills for Placement and Research
  • Health Related Fitness Assessment and Programming

Year 4

  • Project Research Methods and Management
  • Honours Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Scottish students: £1,820 per year
  • English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Irish students: £9,250 per year
  • EU and International students: £15,500 per year


Award Title: BSc (Hons)

Career paths

We are extremely proud of our graduates who have gone on to do amazing things. The kind of jobs they have include.

  • Nutritionist
  • Food Safety Officer
  • Home economics Teacher
  • New food product development Specialist
  • Health improvement officer
  • Food Scientist

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Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...

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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

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