Four years full-time.
Seven years part-time.
60 UCAS tariff points (or above), CC (A-Level), MM (BTEC).
Please see Entry Requirements below.
The degree programme aims to meet the need for graduates who are knowledgeable of, and have skills within the academic disciplines of nutrition and human health. The first year comprises of building sound scientific knowledge in the disciplines approriate for a life science course. The basic principles of biology, chemistry and physics are taught for those with little prior experience or knowledge of the field. This teaching is conducted by the same lecturers that run the higher levels of the degree thus allowing them to educate you the right things in the right way. Our team of lecturers are symathetic, caring and dedicated to making science more accessible for all. Under their care and guidance you will build your confidence in the sciences to pave the way for higher level study allowing to achieve your full scientific potential. this course is aimed at those who have not perhaps achieved a great deal of "science" during their further education or who have been own of education for a while and are looking to rebuild their knowledge and confidence in the science disciplines. The additional foundation year has many success stories demonstrating why we are one of the highest ranked institutions for social mobility in the UK.
The rest of the programme follows the three year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health course and has a strongly scientific component, emphasising the importance of the scientific method and a rigorous empirical approach. The course is an applied science and set firmly within the context and activities of Department of Science and Technology. Furthermore, the programme recognises the importance of equipping you with appropriate knowledge and expertise that can readily be employed within the workplace or in post-graduate study. The curriculum is designed to meet this need. The need to understand the importance of the scientific method and evidence-based enquiry is an essential underpinning philosophy, and consequently there is a rigorous research methods thread running through the programme. Furthermore, the course philosophy is one of providing an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable course of study for the students. As students you are asked to challenge, analyse, utilise and apply existing theories and knowledge. At the same time you will develop key employability skills that will enable you to adapt to the demands of the workplace, and meet the needs of employers for a flexible, highly trained workforce. The importance of developing autonomous learners cannot be overlooked in this regard, and an underpinning philosophy is thus one of students being able to develop themselves allowing you to recognise your own academic, career and personal development needs
There is an optional Work-based Experience module at level 5, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain relevant work experience, and enhance your employability skills. In addition, students at all levels are encouraged to seek out appropriate relevant work experience, either voluntary or paid in their spare time, as a means to improve employability skills and to network with potential future employers. After successful completion of the foundation year you will automatically progress to the three year Honours degree. Opportunities exist in a wide range of careers in nutrition and health in both the private and public sectors. Examples include advisers in the nutrition and health industry; health improvement; nutrition research; laboratory research; dietary and nutritional evaluation in the industrial, clinical or service sectors, charities concerned with public health, and local education authorities. Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such as PGCE (e.g. science teacher training), Master s degree or PhD.
Foundation year consists of six modules delivered over two semesters and is assessed at the end of each semester. The course is delivered over three days each week. Modules studied include: BSc (Hons) modules include: Read the full Programme Specification for this course here:
Opportunities exist in a wide range of careers in nutrition and health in both the private and public sectors. Examples include advisers in the nutrition and health industry as "Nutritionists", there are a large number of organisations that are recruiting nutritionists as people become more aware of this critical health maintenance area.; health improvement scientists; nutrition research in many fields; laboratory research sometimes food based, sometimes clinical; dietary and nutritional evaluation in the food industry, clinical or service sectors, charities concerned with public health, and local education authorities. Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such as PGCE (e.g. science teacher training), Master s degree or PhD. Recent examples include graduates who now work for the NHS, Nestlé, Yakult, local breweries and for health promotion charities locally and nationally. One has to also remember that the great thing about a science degree is that it is attractive to employers in other industries as well. Graduates from this course are not frightened by numbers and are able to deal with large amounts of data, analyse it and critically evaluate the results. This means that a lot of industries such as insurance, banking and even retail management look to recruit science graduates. As such this course has been designed to open as many doors as possible for its graduates.
Fees and finance
- Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
- Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
- International Tuition fee: £11,580 p.a.
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- At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.