About this program
Diet, nutrition and food are critical to our health and our quality of life. A poor diet can have a significant effect on health and contribute to a range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
Covering core nutrition science along with medical science, this research-led course combines theoretical and practical elements to take you from farm to fork and science to shelf, and considers the sources and origins of food along with food composition and production.
Our experienced academics bring industry research and knowledge to their teaching. You will study a range of modules that cover nutritional biochemistry, organ systems physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and health education and promotion. International elements are embedded into the curriculum, allowing you to consider nutrition and health on a global scale.
Practical components will help you acquire skills to further enhance your learning and employability. Optional sandwich year work placements, enabling you to gain valuable experience in an industry setting, are on offer.
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in a range of settings in the public and private sector, from giving nutritional advice to NHS patients to working in the food production industry.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English
Plus one of the following:
- 112 UCAS from at least two A-levels. One A-level must be science-based, Biology or Chemistry, and at Grade C or above.
- Other science-based subjects that can be considered include Applied Science, Human Biology, Food Technology, Home Economics.
- BTEC National Diploma Science - Distinction/Merit/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma Science - Distinction/Merit/Merit
- 24+ with six higher level points in Chemistry or Biology
- Pass QAA Accredited AHE overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 21 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 24 Level 3 credits at Merit from a Science subject.
- GCSE English and Maths at C (4) are required as separate qualifications.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Introduction to Nutrition
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Introduction to Public Health
- Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Organ Systems Physiology
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Global Public Health
- Evidence Based Medicine
- Research Project
- Health Education and Promotion
- Population Health
- Clinical Nutrition
- Nutrition through the Lifespan
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
This is a practical degree and provides instruction in laboratory sciences and human clinical skills, such as measuring BMI and body morphometry.
Health and Nutrition combines quality traditional teaching, such as:
- Laboratory and clinical skills sessions
with modern educational approaches, and the course is based around a contemporary e-learning hub that provides:
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,750 per year
- EU students: Check the website for more information
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About this institute
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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