What’s the course about?
This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and explores in detail the scientific basis of nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention. On graduation you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and you can play an influential role in educating the public, promoting healthy eating and developing healthier food.
In the first year you’ll study basic nutrition, food science and psychology concepts and develop a fundamental understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and cell biology. You’ll then move on to study more specialised areas such as disease pathophysiology, metabolism and how nutrition can play a key role in health and disease prevention throughout the lifecycle. You will also study modules related to food industry and employability including the role of the nutritionist in foodservice. In your final year you will undertake a two-week work experience and will study public health nutrition, sports nutrition, behaviour change and contemporary topics in nutrition. You will also undertake a final year research project. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to choose from study abroad or take a year-long work placement in industry.
“I have just finished my final year of Nutrition (BSc) at the University of Hertfordshire and I had the best time. I loved the small and friendly classes; I knew everyone on my course. In turn, I knew the lecturers well and felt very supported through my studies at Herts. We also had a wide range of great facilities to use, including the new science laboratories, the diet lab, and the human physiology lab where we did sports and nutrition practicals. The course was also so varied and encompassed all the knowledge I needed for a graduate job. We studied behavioural sciences, contemporary topics in nutrition, public health, nutrition from preconception to old age to name a few, all with a firm understanding of human biochemistry assisted by an understanding of pharmacology and medicine in related to nutrition.
Studying Nutrition at Herts gave me the opportunity to undertake work experience as a mandatory component of the course. Without this, I would not have sourced out a nutrition internship with Lidl HQ in London over the summer, which has proved invaluable for my career prospects. The course is also supported by an active and growing Nutrition and Dietetic Society (NADS), which firstly allows eager students to take up positions of responsibility in running the society (great for the CV!) and provides events and talks from Nutritionists and Dieticians to students with a certificate of attendance (this is valuable for building your continual professional development- CPD- portfolio).
In summary, I loved studying Nutrition at Herts and would highly recommend it. I made the best friends through my course and enjoyed the modules and supportive network I had from lectures.”
3 Years (Optional Foundation Year)
- UCAS points 112-120
- BBC-BBB: 3 A Levels to include Grade B in Biology and Grade C in one other science (acceptable Science A levels are Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Physical Education).
- DMM-DDM: BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (optional units should include Biology and Chemistry related subjects) with DMM profile. We will also consider applicants with a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (optional units should include Biology and chemistry related subjects) with MM profile, plus an A level science (Biology or Chemistry) at grade B. BTEC in Sport or Health and Social Care are not accepted.
Fees 2022: UK Students Full time £9250, International Students Full time £14000 for the 2022/2023 academic year, EU Students Full time £14000 for the 2022/2023 academic year