Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
On this course you’ll come to fully understand the complex world of nutrition. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so you will be eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist when you graduate.
We have specialist nutrition labs in Bournemouth house, which are home to state-of-the-art equipment to support practical teaching in nutrition, human physiology and food safety. You will also have access to a well-equipped food processing and development unit and simulation skills facilities, giving you the opportunity to learn and improve your competency-based skills in nutrition assessment.
What’s more, we’ve integrated a career-catapulting 30-week placement, which you can complete anywhere in the world, to gain a more realistic insight into the field of nutrition, nurture professional relationships and ultimately strengthen your employability. Among the roles you can undertake after completing this course are, for example, registered nutritionist, product information specialist, or nutrition policy advisor (for local or national government).
This course received 100% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2019).
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Association for Nutrition
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|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.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||104 - 112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects, including 36 points in a required subject|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent qualifications.|
|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.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 points including grade H5 in a required subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points in a required subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points in a required subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|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 Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff|
|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.|
|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.|
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|