Human Nutrition at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Human Nutrition? The proportion of adults living in the UK categorised as obese continues to rise... Current data from The Health Survey for England suggests that a quarter of adults are obese, predisposing them to greater risk of diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease. In an attempt to reduce levels of obesity and other diet related health problems numerous government initiatives have been launched such as Healthy Lives, Healthy People; the National Child Measurement Programme; the Public Health Responsibility Deal and the Change4Life campaign, with the aim of preventing people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat healthily and move more. Increased awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and the association between diet and health at all stages of life has led to a growth of public interest in the subject of nutrition.


Modules may include: principles of human nutrition 1; principles of human nutrition 2; nutrition and chronic disease; sports nutrition; research studies; life cycle nutrition; nutrigenomics; directed study; professional skills.

Assessment method

Students are expected to undertake a significant amount of work outside formal contact hours. Assessment methods vary across modules and include written coursework, presentations and examinations.

Entry requirements

Applicants with at least a lower second-class degree related to the bio-science field will be considered. You will be asked to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

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Human Nutrition at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS