Diet and nutrition are vital to the prosperity to the health and wellbeing of the population, and qualified nutritionists are in demand. Explore the chemistry of food, learn about human nutrition and develop practical skills in our SuperLabs. Open up career opportunities in food science, public health and clinical nutrition.
Food science and public health nutrition are fascinating subjects which you’ll explore in depth. Your all-round knowledge and understanding will encompass human nutrition, public health and lifestyle, food science, perspectives of clinical nutrition, and food policy and commercial responses. From this, you'll build on your underpinning scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular medicine. Meanwhile, you'll also develop practical laboratory and clinical skills, and become confident in knowing how to initiate and evaluate research programmes.
When you graduate, you'll have a solid grasp of the factors which influence public health nutrition, from the environment and family, to general culture and the availability of food. Most importantly, you'll have the analytical, scientific and problem-solving skills that are so highly regarded in the food and healthcare sectors - and, indeed, all public and private sector organisations.
Employability is built into this course; you’ll graduate with a professional portfolio, the knowledge, leadership, scientific and communication skills you’ll need to excel at interview.
Senior Lecturer: Michelle Hawkins
The Applied Nutritional Science degree has been designed with consultants from the food industry and UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) and the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Professional skills are embedded throughout the degree, ensuring that graduates are highly employable and have a portfolio of work experience to showcase at interviews.
The skills and knowledge you'll acquire on this course will be well regarded not just in the nutrition and healthcare sectors, but many others too. Graduates of nutrition based degrees are in demand in various roles across the health and food sector from supermarkets to research labs. Roles include but are not limited to, nutritionist, food scientist, food safety advisor, food technologist, nutrition and food labeling coordinator wellbeing facilitator, quality specialist or community education officer.
We'll make sure you're progressing in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, practical exams, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work. In the first year of this degree, one-to-one tutor will help you acquire a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. In years 2 and 3, assessment will focus on helping you develop from someone who consumes knowledge, to someone who generates it and is able to think independently. .
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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