Nutrition at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Nutrition is a fast-moving discipline that focuses on understanding the role of foods, nutrients and the overall “diet” in maintaining health and preventing disease. Nutritionists play an important role in providing and implementing evidence-based nutritional guidelines and dietary recommendations meaning the scope of career options for Registered Nutritionists is wide-ranging. On this integrated Masters nutrition degree (MSci, BSc), you’ll gain a solid understanding of human nutrition and nutrition science, exploring the science underpinning the relationships between diet and health. You'll cover the nutritional content in food, the role of food choices and the food environment that shapes dietary behaviours whilst studying the most up-to-date nutrition and dietary recommendations and defining what’s considered “healthy” and for who. You'll also learn about the scientific, social, behavioural and ethical considerations that inform current public health advice and the nutrition profession, all within the context of current issues such as the global obesity problem, personalised nutrition, plant-based diets and sustainability. Throughout the course, you’ll learn a combination of core nutrition topics, alongside gaining knowledge in other specialised areas within the wider food and nutritional field like food systems, sustainable food consumption, enterprise and leadership. These, along with the skills development modules, will give you the technical skills and professional experience you’ll need to pursue a career in nutrition. Being accredited by the Association for Nutrition, this course gives you the platform to become a Registered Nutritionist – a status many employers in industry require and prioritise now, enhancing your chances of securing the career you want. Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
  • Our globally-renowned research here at Leeds feeds into your course and shapes your learning with the latest thinking in areas of nutrition and public health, including nutrient delivery, metabolism and nutritional epidemiology.
  • Experience expert teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of food science and nutritional disciplines.
  • Take the opportunity to work alongside our academics and get involved in real-life research happening in the School.
  • Access excellent specialist facilities including computer clusters and teaching laboratories that give you an industry-standard environment to perform experiments and conduct project work.
  • Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate with our industrial work placement opportunities. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — UK and multinational companies such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Nestlé.
  • Gain invaluable life experience and advance your personal development with our exciting study abroad programmes, spanning across universities worldwide.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our Food Science society, where you can widen your interest in food studies and get to know people on your course outside of lectures through trips and socials such as a Summer BBQ.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Satisfactory completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications: If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level:

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Student Outcomes

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