Improve human health and wellbeing by studying a BSc Nutrition and Health at Roehampton, and gain insight into the science behind what we eat. Also available with a Foundation YearApply Now
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health
3 years :
4 years :
Full-time - with Foundation Year entry
The degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives.
You will gain the skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of food and nutrition on health – an area of increasing public and clinical interest.
Throughout your time with us, you will be supported in a welcoming and diverse community of staff and students, on a beautiful parkland campus. You will have access to our state-of-the art facilities and excellent laboratories, including our food lab, with sensory analysis tasting booths, and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing.
We offer innovative modules such as Advances in Nutrition and Health, where you will explore recent developments and innovations in the field of nutrition, including the role of ‘omics’ technology, interactions between diet, genes and disease, and the role of various nutrients. Other interesting modules include Nutrition of Population Groups, which explores how different stages of life can determine nutritional status and requirements, and Food Science, where you will gain insight into the science behind food production, quality and safety.
Across your three years, you’ll explore the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism, as well as aspects of psychology that can influence food intake. You’ll advance your specialist knowledge and learn to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation. In your third year, you’ll also conduct your own research project in an area of nutrition of your choice, under the guidance of our expert tutors.
You also have the option of undertaking a one-year paid work placement between years 2 and three, giving you the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience and skills within an industry or sector of choice.
You can find out more about Nutrition at Roehampton, including social events, additional resources, information about our research, students and alumni here on our Nutrition Twitter feed.
Foundation Year Option:
This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.
You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.
You could go on to work in the NHS, in areas such as health policy or health promotion, or become a public health nutritionist. Alternatively, you could work as a nutrition consultant in the fitness and private sectors and some of our graduates have taken their skills into the food and beverage industry, working in product development or food safety. You could also go on to further study and research at postgraduate level.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.