Abertay University

Food, Nutrition and Health Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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If nutrition and health is your passion this programme is for you. You will learn how nutrition impacts our wellbeing and society and how to prepare sustainable, nutritionally balanced foods using secure food supply chains. Both the Food and Consumer Science and the Food, Nutrition and Health programmes share curriculum in the first two years, allowing you to transfer easily between them in line with your career goals. Gain professional experience in relevant fields during a 10-week work placement. Develop your practical skills in Abertay's state-of-the-art food labs and kitchens. Network with students and the food industry at Food Innovation@Abertay. The programme is aligned to the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for Home Economics teaching careers and is aligned for accreditation by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Fundamentals of Nutrition; Properties of Food; Nutrition through the Lifespan; Public Health Nutrition & Health Promotion; Food Characterisation; Nutrion & the Consumer; Clinical Nutrition 1; Food Behaviour; Placement; Public Health 2; Clinical Nutrition 2 and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Fundamentals of Food Preparation; Biology Principles & Practice; Food Design & Promotion; Law; Professional Development for Placement and Current Topics in Food.

Assessment method

A variety of teaching methods from traditional lectures to tutorials and case studies, drawing examples from industry linked projects, through collaboration with FoodInnovation@Abertay. The students have an opportunity to gain real life experience through the 10 week-long placement at Year 3, giving them the opportunity to put into practice their academic learning. You will be assessed by coursework, class tests, online assessments, exam presentations, vivas and projects.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BD46
Institution code A30
Campus name Abertay Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC For entry into Year 2 we would look for BBB to include Home Economics or Food Studies AND Biology or Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:-
Applied Science
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Environmental Sustainability
Health & Social Care
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Travel & Tourism

For entry into Year 2 we would look for DDD Hospitality
Scottish Higher BBBB
HNC (BTEC) M Entry into Year 2 with HNC (BTEC) Hospitality Management
HND (BTEC) M Entry into Year 2 with HND (BTEC) Hospitality Management
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Entry into Year 2 to include Health & Food Technology or Home Economics AND Biology or Chemistry
Scottish HNC Pass Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:-
Food, Science & Technology - Graded Unit B
Hospitality - Graded Unit B
Professional Cookery - Graded Unit B

Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:-
Fitness, Health & Exercise - Graded Unit B
Applied Science - Graded Unit B
Scottish HND Pass Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:-
Fitness, Health & Exercise - Graded Unit B
Food, Science & Technology - Graded Unit B
Hospitality Management - Graded Unit B
Professional Cookery - Graded Unit B

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

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English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £13,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Abertay University
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Course contact details

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