Nutrition

Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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As more and more health issues are linked to diet, the field of nutrition has grown in importance, causing a substantial rise in related career opportunities. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so you will be eligible to register as a Registered Associate Nutritionist when you graduate. Nutrition is a fascinating area of science and on this course you’ll discover the significance behind the relationship between diet and health. Learn about the key areas of nutrition, combining the science with the social, behavioural and lifestyle issues that are present in society today, and influence the food and drink we consume. Investigate how food can improve and contribute to good health, as well as the impact our diet can have on the wider environment, and consider reasons and solutions to malnutrition, obesity and other nutritional related concerns. You’ll understand the complexity of nutritional science, and also delve into food development, production, legislation and food safety, and the psychosocial concepts of promoting health. The psychological and sociological concepts of promoting health are blended with a sound understanding of the nutritional challenges in modern society to enable students to gain knowledge and important skills to prepare them for a wide range of career choices on completing their degree. What’s more, we’ve integrated a career-catapulting 30-week placement, which you can complete anywhere in the world, to gain realistic insight into the field of nutrition, nurture professional relationships and ultimately bolster your employability factor. This course received 100% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2019).

Course details

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas covering the socio-economic, cultural and psychological concepts of food and nutrition, as well as human anatomy, physiology and chemistry. In your final year you will undertake a work placement and be able to choose an optional unit to tailor your study.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104 - 120 tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit in a required subject. Required subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Food Technology, Design Technology (food), General Science (all science-related subject areas will be considered). Human Biology and Psychology will also be considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points in a required subject
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades, including a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in a required subject.
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers including 32 points in a required subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D 104 tariff points in a required subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points 28 - 31 points including grade H5 in a required subject
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects, including 36 points in a required subject
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications. We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D 104 tariff points in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

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Nutrition at Bournemouth University - UCAS