Human Nutrition BSc

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Human Nutrition BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Greenwich offers a top notch BSc program in Human Nutrition. It is fully accredited by the Association for Nutrition and by the Royal Society for Biology, and is a great way to forge a career in sport and exercise nutrition, academic r commercial research, teaching, healthcare or a wide range of roles in the food and beverage industries.

    The degree program may include an opportunity for a work placement within your intended specialty at any one of a wide range of local or national organisations in the private, public or not for profit sectors. These placements are typically paid, though certain charity organisations offer travel and meal expenses rather than a salary. You will be encouraged to arrange a placement in an organisation doing the kind of work most suitable to your long term career goals. This may be a golden opportunity to begin building a professional contact network land learning industry specific skills even before you graduate.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time, 4 years at full time including a Sandwich placement year, or up to 5 years taken at part time. In addition to your core modules, you can select options to specialise your career pathway in year 3.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Basic Chemistry for Life Science
    • Basic Principles of Nutrition
    • Fundamental Biology and Physiology
    • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
    • Practical and Professional Skills – Chemistry
    • Practical and Professional Skills – Life Science

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Cell Biology and Immunity
    • Human Nutrition 1
    • Human Nutrition 2
    • Metabolism and Disease
    • Microbiology and the Environment
    • Nutritional Epidemiology & Health Promotion
    • Physiological Systems and Regulation
    • Research and Professional Skills in Life Science

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Human Nutrition
    • Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
    • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
    • Clinical Nutrition
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Pathophysiology of Disease
    • Planning for Personal and Professional Development
    • Project (Life Sciences)
    • Public Health Nutrition
    • Specialised Topics in Nutrition

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Greenwich delivers its modules in several different manners. In addition to large scale lecture classes and interactive seminar sessions, you’ll gain deeper insight in 1 on 1 tutorial sessions. You’ll be assessed in several ways, including examinations and coursework. Class sizes tend to be small, especially after year 1. Your overall workload will be around 10 hours per credit. You’ll spend between 20 and 30 hours each week learning independently, reading and preparing for class.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree program will prepare you for a wide range of different roles in several industries and sectors. One of the ways you can really distinguish yourself from other graduates is by arranging a placement with the industry or market niche you are targeting. Placements have been completed with organisations like the NHS, GSK, PS Analytical and E-Liquids, ADEY, Dyson and Eon. You’ll also have the support of the university’s Employability and Careers Service to help you find your first few roles.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 104 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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