Human Nutrition BSc Honours

Newcastle University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
September 2023
Newcastle University

About this program

Human Nutrition BSc Honours

This three-year human nutrition degree focuses on developing your practical, professional and research skills so you graduate career-ready.

Our industry-recognised qualification helps to fast-track your career, so you can apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as soon as you graduate.

Our degree curriculum is informed by research, which ensures you're learning about the most up-to-date and relevant theories, along with the latest discoveries in the industry. Our human nutrition course explores the links between diet and health from the molecular level through to people and populations.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore topics such as genetics, physiology, bioenergetics and sport and exercise nutrition, among others.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Academic entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as:

  • sport and exercise science
  • physiology

Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language requirements

IELTS - Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent including 6.0 in each of the four elements of the test.

TOEFL - 90 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 20 in writing).

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

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Program content

Stage 1

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Fundamental Principles of Genetics and Biochemistry for Nutrition
  • Human Physiology and Practical Skills
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Practical Skills for Nutrition
  • Bioenergetics

Stage 2

  • New Food Product Development
  • Communication and Behaviour Change
  • Macro- and Micronutrients
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
  • Measurement and Assessment of Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Stage 3

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Food and Human Nutrition
  • Personalised Nutrition
  • Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Contact hours are made up of a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small group tutorials
  • practical classes


Full time tuition fees

  • Home students - £9,250(per year)
  • International students - £25,800(per year)

Career paths

Graduates have gone on to take up roles, such as:

  • dietetic assistant
  • nutritionist
  • food technologist
  • food buyer
  • product development technologist
  • sports nutritionist

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Newcastle University

A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries. A founding member of the Russell Group, we are one of only 19 universities in the world – and just three...

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone no: +44 (0)191 208 6000

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