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Improve human health and their well-being by studying a Nutrition and Health BSc at Roehampton, where you will gain insight into the science behind what we eat.
In this rewarding Nutrition and Health degree, you will learn about how good nutrition enhances well-being and can help manage or prevent disease. This programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives.
Through the latest scientific principles in nutrition, this popular degree analyses the connection between food and health, and how this can be applied to individuals, the public and specific groups such as athletes and older adults. You will gain the skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of food and nutrition on health – an area of increasing public and clinical interest.
Throughout your time at Roehampton, you’ll be supported in a welcoming and diverse community of staff and students in high-quality facilities on a beautiful parkland campus. You will have access to our state-of-the art facilities and excellent laboratories including a food lab complete with sensory analysis tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing.
We offer innovative modules such as ‘Advances in Nutrition’ that explores recent developments and innovations in the field of Nutrition including the role of ‘omics’ technology, interactions between diet, genes and disease and the role of various nutrients. Other examples include ‘Nutrition through the Lifespan’ which explores how different stages of life can determine nutritional status and requirements, or ‘Food Science’ which focuses on the science behind food production, food quality, and food safety.
In your first year you will be introduced to the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism as well as aspects of psychology that can influence food intakes. You will develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between food, nutrition, and health.
Your second year includes a focus on research methods that prepares you for a research project on a subject of your choice in the third year. You will embark on specialised studies of particular aspects of nutrition such as food safety and dietary assessment. Barriers to healthy eating are examined to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation.
In your final year, you'll conduct your own research project in nutrition under the guidance of one of our expert tutors. You can advance your specialist knowledge and add to your understanding of aspects of health and disease that are influenced by diet.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||
A level requirement including Science subject or Home Economics (Food Nutrition & Health), Grade C
GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|PTE Academic||51.0||with no less than 51 in any band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify.
English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|