Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Food, Nutrition and Human Health

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Course summary

Nutrition is the scientific study of nutrients and other substances in food, and how they affect our growth, health and disease. A nutritionist may apply their knowledge in a wide variety of careers which include specialisms in public health nutrition, sports and exercise nutrition, food nutrition and nutrition science. A nutritionist may develop, implement and evaluate food and nutrition policies and campaigns to improve the population’s health; apply physiological, biochemical and nutritional principles to the management of diet and performance in athletes; deal with ingredients, allergens, policy, legislation and regulations when developing or reformulating food and drink products; or study metabolic and physiological responses of the human body to food and nutrients. Our course includes a 12-week, full-time placement and a research project in the fourth year, providing you with the opportunity to specialise in the areas of nutrition that interest you most and enhance your employability. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. This means that graduates are eligible to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as Registered Associate Nutritionists.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B400
Institution code:
R36
Campus name:
Main Site - Aberdeen
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6750* Year 1
EU £6750* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £6750* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750* Year 1
Wales £6750* Year 1
Channel Islands £6750* Year 1
International £15040* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: The cost of books that you may wish to purchase. Costs associated with your placement / study abroad. Accommodation and Living costs. £85 Specialist Clothing. £30 Induction fee (project expenses, travel to and from offsite visits, glassware breakages, and lab consumables)
Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Robert Gordon University - UCAS