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BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health

University of Suffolk
3 years for full-time and 5 years for part-time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health applies scientific principles to the study of human interaction with food, and how this affects human health. It includes the study of physiology, biochemistry and psychology. In addition to the analysis and enhancement of optimal nutrition for health, the course examines pathophysiology, nutrition for exercise and food science. This course has been officially accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

This degree program aims to meet the need for graduates who are knowledgeable of, and have skills within the academic disciplines of nutrition and human health. The program has a strongly scientific component, emphasizing the importance of the scientific method and a rigorous empirical approach.

Admission requirements

International Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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Program content

Year 1

  • Food Quality and Production (Mandatory)
  • Biochemistry (Mandatory)
  • Human Physiology 1 (Mandatory)
  • Science Skills (Mandatory)
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Health Sciences (Mandatory)
  • Human Physiology 2 (Mandatory)

Year 2

  • Applied Nutrition and Metabolism (Mandatory)
  • Health Promotion (Mandatory)
  • Research Methods and Scientific Communication (Mandatory)
  • Data Analysis and Statistics (Mandatory)
  • Food Analysis (Optional)
  • Biology of Disease (Optional)
  • Work-based Experience (Optional)
  • Immunology (Optional)

Year 3

  • Professional Development for Life Sciences (Optional)
  • Obesity and Energy Homeostasis (Mandatory)
  • Clinical Nutrition (Optional)
  • Dissertation (Mandatory)
  • Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism (Mandatory)
  • Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance (Optional)

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Continuing studies

Opportunities exist in a wide range of careers in nutrition and health in both the private and public sectors. Examples include advisers in the nutrition and health industry as nutritionists, health improvement scientists, nutrition research in many fields, laboratory research both food based and clinical, dietary and nutritional evaluation in the food industry, clinical or service sectors, charities concerned with public health and local education authorities.

Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such as a PGCE (e.g. science teacher training), Master’s degree or PhD.

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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk

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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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