The science of nutrition is vital to our individual and collective wellbeing. As consumers grow more aware of the importance of healthy eating, nutritionists become increasingly important to the food industry and society as a whole. On our BSc Nutrition with Professional Training course, you will:
- learn how diet can influence health and the likelihood of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia
- discover the impact that nutrients have on cells, tissues and organs
- learn how public health advice is underpinned by clinical evidence.
- undertake research into the science of diet and health
- develop your ability to critically evaluate research into the science of food and health
- learn how scientific knowledge in nutrition, diet and health can be applied to the needs of consumers, industry and food regulators.
- Laboratory space – including a chemical analysis facility with NMR spectrometers, mass spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction facilities
- The Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition – a leading facility for research into the effect of diet on vascular health and body composition
- Flow Cytometry Suite – a technological suite that enables us to assess the impact of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, such as antibiotics, probiotics and prebiotics.
- A dedicated placement co-ordinator to help you find the right placement, arrange interviews, and ensure that employers have a suitable programme of work ready for you
- Comprehensive training in CV preparation and application forms
- A chance to meet major companies at a dedicated careers fair
The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: General Chemistry A; Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology; Food and Nutritional Chemistry: A Practical Approach; Food Microbiology; Food System Challenges; Introduction to Sustainable Food Manufacturing; Composition and Properties of Foods; Food Choice; Nutrition Research and Practice; Exercise and Performance-based Nutrition; Nutrition Policy and Professional Conduct; Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health; Securing a Job: Recruitability and Employability; Nutrition in Management and Prevention of Disease; Lifestyle, Nutrigenetics and Personalised Nutrition; Gut Microbiota and Health; New Product Development; Research Project The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.
How to apply
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
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC including grade B in two science subjects, including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading, and 21 in Speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 169.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 169.|
|PTE Academic||69||We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Institution's Own Test||Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Trinity ISE||Merit||We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|