Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing at Abertay University - UCAS

Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)

Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Course summary

Embark on a fascinating journey to learn how food, nutrition and exercise impacts on our wellbeing and health. Explore the role of fitness and nutrition in promoting public health, and consider food and consumer choices from a safety, quality, and nutritional perspective. Working in our state-of-the art labs, you’ll master analytical techniques and learn how to test food professionally. You’ll understand consumer food behaviour and how to influence and implement change to improve the nation’s health. We teach you the fundamentals of food, nutrition and exercise, including: Food handling skills. The functionality of raw and cooked food ingredients. The key social issues in nutrition, sport and exercise. How nutrition, metabolism and digestion relate to diet and health. How to analyse food and drink using a range of scientific techniques. The nutritional needs throughout an individual’s lifespan. For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you can specialise in other areas if you want to, or carry on studying this pathway. If you want to study a wide-ranging and flexible degree, then Abertay is for you. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. In addition, our Food and Nutrition degrees ranked top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK in the Guardian 2021 University Guide. 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 just 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. So apply to study your Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing degree here at Abertay, and get your career off to a great start.


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.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Relevant Higher National Certificate for year 2 entry, Higher National Diploma for year 3 entry.

Entry requirements

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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing at Abertay University - UCAS