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Course summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a fragile global food system. It has highlighted changes in consumer demands, and a need to rapidly develop food sustainability. You may be interested in empowering healthy communities. You may want to be part of building a sustainable global food system. We'll prepare you to take on these challenges in the post-pandemic world. Nutrition explores how the body processes nutrients and the impact of this on health. Many diseases are influenced by diet, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. You'll use the latest research to understand global nutrition challenges. Our nutrition course combines nutritional biochemistry, practical techniques and physiology. You'll study the drivers of food choice and eating behaviour. Advanced modules in human nutrition will cover public health nutrition and nutrient-gene interactions. You'll use our specialist labs and work on real-life research projects.

  • You'll examine sustainable nutrition and look at this as part of global food security
  • Working on evidence-based nutrition, you'll use research to understand and identify fake nutritional news
  • Work with leading nutrition scientists to solve the most urgent nutrition issues facing society
Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and use the ANutr qualification when you graduate.


In the first year, you will learn the basic principles of nutritional science, by looking at the human body and the foods we eat. This covers the composition of food, the nutrients they contain and how the body uses them. You'll explore the global food system and how the food eaten by animals impacts on food production. In the second year, you will study evidence-based nutrition. This will require you to use the latest research to understand global nutrition challenges and investigate how hormones affect what we eat, and when. You'll develop skills necessary to practice nutrition in professional modules taught by an experienced practitioner nutritionist, and learn how to determine nutritional needs through anthropometric assessment. In the third year, you will apply your knowledge to topical fields, to prepare you for professional practice. You’ll study molecular nutrition, public health and sustainability. To prepare you to work with clients, you'll be trained in nutritional psychology and dietary behaviour change. You will develop professional research skills on your dissertation. Expert researchers will work with you one-to-one on a project of your interest.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Minimum 5.5 in each element.
TOEFL (iBT)80Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic65Minimum 59 in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Nutrition at University of Nottingham - UCAS