University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nutrition

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Course summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a research-led curriculum on a course ranked second in the UK by both the Complete University Guide 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
  • Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory to acquire practical experience that is essential for a research career and valued by a wide range of employers.
  • Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements, where you can work for a range of employers, including the Government, NHS trusts and nutrition companies.
  • Learn from lecturers who’ve been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of their research excellence in the field of food and nutrition.
  • Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Association for Nutrition to work as an associate nutritionist once you’ve graduated.
What you will study On this course, you’ll learn about food and the nutrients it contains, how the body uses them and how they relate to health and disease. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the body assimilates and uses nutrients, and you’ll fully appreciate how human nutrition impacts health and the development of disease. In your first year, you’ll study topics, including biochemistry, cell biology, food science, human nutrition and health, and physiology, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. In your second year, you’ll get the option to undertake food analysis and quality control, to improve the nutritional profile, eating quality and safety of food products, or investigate the fundamental aspects of new product design and development, studying the functionality of the main ingredient components of food and their impact on nutritional aspects. In your third year, you’ll have the choice to specialise further in an area of personal interest, exploring topics like the analysis of foods and processing methods that meet UK and EU food legislation and guidelines, the biochemical transformations which occur during the processing, storage and preparation of foods, and the role heat processes have on the destruction of microorganisms. You’ll also complete a research project, bringing together all the practical, analytical, and presentation skills you’ve developed.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B400
Institution code:
S85
Campus name:
Stag Hill
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Visa Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

Nutrition at University of Surrey - UCAS