Nutrition with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Nutrition with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked 6th for Sports Science (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • The degree offers the opportunity for many career paths working as a nutritionist in primary care organisations, clinical nutrition settings and the food industry
  • Achieve a degree certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), ensuring high-quality education standards which are recognised by industry and the primary care sector
  • Gain real-world experience and skills that set you apart in the job market through opportunities to do work placements and an optional sandwich year
  • Learn from our teaching staff who have extensive experience and are world leaders in research that impacts nutritional practice from the laboratory to policy
  • Our International Foundation Year offers a direct pathway to this degree programme
About your course This interesting and engaging degree programme will enable you to understand the rapidly changing challenges facing nutrition for healthcare and promotion, nutrition for health focused food production and nutrition associated research. After graduation, career opportunities include working as a qualified nutritionist promoting healthier eating habits and lifestyles, plus diverse roles within primary care organisations, public health directorates and product development within the multi-billion pound food industry. Staff have a high level of experience researching chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes all influenced by the diet we consume, helping to bring the curriculum to life. There is a need for expert nutritionists to provide well informed and sound scientifically-based advice. This Nutrition programme has been designed to develop essential knowledge and understanding as well as intellectual, practical and transferable skills that a nutritionist would require in order to practice. The BSc Nutrition curriculum focuses on the delivery of the five core competencies set out by the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as set out by the Association for Nutrition (AfN): Nutritional Science; Food Chain; Social and Behavioural Science; Health and Well-being and Professional Conduct. During this degree, you will explore the principles of human nutrition and metabolism, and how these underpin the relationship between diet and health. You will study nutrition through the life cycle, appetite and eating behaviour, the nutritional considerations of the various socio-cultural factors affecting food choice and nutrition for exercise. You will examine other food-related areas, such as how nutritional knowledge can be used to help support the development, promotion and regulation of nutrition for health-related food products, functional foods and new food products. You will also gain an understanding of important aspects of food science, politics and policy. You also have the opportunity to complete an optional full-time paid sandwich year placement, which would enable you to gain valuable experience in an area relevant to your future career, building professional networks and further enhance your professional skills.

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We realise that all students perform differently according to how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include: exams (seen and unseen), written work (essays, reports, learning logs, dissertation, lab reports, posters, review writing and blog writing), presentations (group or individual) and practical assessments. In some modules you can even write your own exam question. Your tutors will provide formal feedback on your coursework and exams, but constructive verbal comments from both your tutors and fellow students will also really help you to identify your successes as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.
Nutrition with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS