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Course summary

  • Pursue a rewarding career path where you can help people to make a real difference to their lives through a well-organised lifestyle and healthy eating habit
  • Gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry
  • Acquire valuable hands-on experience with a variety of service users and industry organisations through an optional placement in years 2 or 3
  • Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers who have experience of working in a wide range of related professional fields
Would you like to play a role in enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices? Never has there been such broad public and media interest in what we eat and how it impacts our bodies and lives. This dynamic, interdisciplinary course combines the study of nutrition science with health and wellbeing. It is aimed at those who have a keen interest in human nutrition and health, and can lead to registration as a nutritionist. The theoretical foundations of this three-year programme are laid down in lectures and seminars. Practical workshops will allow you to gain experience in analysing diets using specialist software. Some hands-on work will be undertaken in our kitchens and biochemistry laboratory. You will translate your learning into practical guidance to enable individuals and population groups to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Alongside the scientific topics of biochemistry and human physiology you will also study communication skills, research methods and ethics. You will have the option to study modules in global health and malnutrition and will share some modules, such as public health and scientific research in food, health and disease, with Dietetics students. As part of our growing portfolio of health-related programmes, you will benefit from strong relationships with those teaching and studying nursing, health and wellbeing, physiotherapy and sports-related degrees. This will afford you the opportunity to work alongside other health professionals, such as dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sport therapists and sport scientists. To gain further first-hand professional insights, you can take a relevant work placement. In Year 1, you will study introductions to Biochemistry, Food Science, Nutritional Physiology, Sociology and Health as well as modules in Fundamentals of Communication, Understanding Global Health, and Preparing for Professional Practice. With a good foundation in place, in Year 2 you critically explore areas such as Professionalism in Nutrition, Behavioural Science, Research Methods, Food Habits and Systems and Health Systems and Healthcare. In your final year, you study Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship, Nutrition in Sport and Exercise, Research Methods and Enterprise, Public Health and Epidemiology, Food and the Media, and undertake a Dissertation on a subject of your choice. Volunteering and an optional work placement can be taken in Years 2 or 3. Proposed optional modules may include Health, Food and the Physical Environment, Eating Well: Food and Value in the 21st Century, and Practice Experience for Health and Wellbeing. On completion of the degree you will have the knowledge to be able to educate people as to the best ways to eat and drink in order to keep their body fit and healthy.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B420
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Student Visa sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Nutrition at University of Winchester - UCAS