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Nutrition BSc

Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, UK

Course overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a fragile global food system. It has highlighted changes in consumer demands, and a need to rapidly develop food sustainability. You may be interested in empowering healthy communities. You may want to be part of building a sustainable global food system. We'll prepare you to take on these challenges in the post-pandemic world.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Fundamentals in Food Science and Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 1

Sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition

Mandatory

Year 1

An Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry

Mandatory

Year 1

Essential study skills

Mandatory

Year 1

Introductory Physiology

Mandatory

Year 2

Nutrition and Physiology Interaction

Mandatory

Year 2

Global issues in Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 2

Nutrition, Metabolism and Disease

Mandatory

Year 2

Practical Techniques in Human Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 2

Personal and Professional Skills for Nutritionists

Mandatory

Year 2

Food and Society

Mandatory

Year 3

Nutrition Research Project

Mandatory

Year 3

Nutrition Across the Lifespan

Mandatory

Year 3

Changing Behaviour, Promoting Health

Mandatory

Year 3

Molecular Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 3

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Thursday 13 June 2024.

Teaching  methods

  • Computer labs
  • Lab sessions
  • Lectures
  • Discussion sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Skills workshops
  • Cooking sessions
  • Practical classes

We use a range of assessment methods, including exams, essays, verbal presentations and practicals.

You will receive a copy of our marking criteria which provides guidance on how we will assess your work and you will receive regular feedback.

Your final degree classification will be based on marks gained in your second and third years of study. You must pass each year to progress. This typically means that you will need to achieve marks of at least 40% in each module.

Full details on our marking criteria and structure will be provided at your induction. To study abroad as part of your degree, you must meet minimum academic requirements in year one.

Assessment methods

  • Intervention design
  • Lab reports
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Research project
  • Written exam
  • Written coursework
  • Open book assessment
  • Media creation

Nutritionists can work in:

  • the food industry
  • public health nutrition
  • the NHS
  • education
  • journalism

Graduate destinations have included:

  • Nutrition Educator at Gloucestershire Hospitals
  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • Meal Prep Nutritionist at Clean Cut Kitchen
  • Research Support Officer in Diabetes Centre at University Hospitals Leicester

There are growing career opportunities in sustainable and global nutrition, working for NGOs and third sector organisations.

Some of our graduates seek to support healthy diets using nutrition in the health services. Our graduates work as Registered Associate Nutritionists in a range of medical specialisms, including mental health services and diabetes care.

The strong nutritional biochemistry focus of this degree prepares graduates well for direct entry into doctoral study. Many of our graduates go on to take a PhD in nutrition, public health or food science.

Average starting salary and career progression

86.40% of undergraduates from the Faculty of Science secured employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £27,834.

HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

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Course data

Open Day June 2022