Embark on a fascinating journey to learn how food impacts on our wellbeing and health, and explore the links between nutrition and public health. Gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between food, diet and nutrition, and their impact on the wellbeing of the individual. This degree is vocational, combining theory with practical learning. You’ll be educated by forward-looking academics, gaining hands-on experience to help you discover: The nutritional function of foods. How nutrients work in the body and how they impact our health. The link between nutrition and public health. How to develop strategies to improve food habits. How to adjust diet to different clinical conditions. What drives consumer eating habits and behaviours. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional body for Registered Nutritionists, and is aligned with the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for the PG Diploma in Home Economics teaching. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. You’ll blend academic and practical learning in our £3.5m state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. A work placement in the third year gives you real-life work experience and great networking opportunities for the future. This course scored an incredible 100% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS). And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, our food courses ranked top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK. For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you’ll specialise, and take this course in years three and four. Find out more in the 'How The Course Works' section below. Students on this course may have to undertake a PVG check if they choose a specific placement (optional) as part of the course. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2021 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - FOD101 Fundamentals of Nutrition; LSC101 Biology 1: Biology Principles and Practice; LAW251 Law; FOD105 Nutrition and the Consumer; FOD106 Safe Food Handling. You will also be required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
Each course involves lectures, small group tutorials, practical lab-based activities and private study. Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise the theories you learn in real-life applications. You’re assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. You’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate information and challenge concepts using evidence-based information, and to show initiative, so you actively construct your own knowledge base. The single most crucial aspect of student life is your need to engage with all teaching activities, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, team projects and practical work. Active participation is critical to making your learning and assessment strategy work for you. Put simply, we aim to give you all the skills you need to move straight into a job or further study when you graduate.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Association for Nutrition
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths/Lifeskills Maths/Applications of Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
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