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Food, Nutrition and Human Health BSc (Hons)
Food, Nutrition and Human Health BSc (Hons)

Food, Nutrition and Human Health BSc (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440213
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£110,656.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBCC to include Biology or Chemistry and one further science (Maths, Physics, Health and Food Technology, and Environmental Science counted). Biology, English, Maths and one further science (Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, or Health and Food Technology) are required at National 5 grade B or above if not held at Higher.

  • GCE A Level: CCC to include Biology or Chemistry and one further science (Maths, Physics, and Environmental Science counted). Biology, English, Maths and one further science (Chemistry, Physics or Environmental Science) are required at GCSE grade 6/B or above if not held at A Level.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3H3 to include Biology or Chemistry and one further science (Maths, Physics, and Home Economics: Scientific & Social counted). Biology, English, Maths and one further science (Chemistry or Physics) are required at grade O2 or above if not held at Higher.

  • IB Diploma: 26 to include Biology or Chemistry and one further science (Maths and Physics counted) at Higher Level 4. Biology, English and Maths required at Standard Level grade 4 if not held at Higher.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.0, or an equivalent.

Course Information

The BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Human Health course is based on the scientific study of nutrients and other substances in food, and how they affect our growth and development, health and disease, and athletic performance.

Nutritionists may develop and evaluate nutrition policies and campaigns to improve the population’s health; apply physiological, biochemical and nutritional principles to the management of diet and performance in athletes; deal with ingredients, allergens, policy and legislation when developing or reformulating food and drink products; or study metabolic and physiological responses of the human body to food and nutrients.

A key feature of the course is your 12-week full-time placement providing you with valuable work experience highly sought after by employers.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AS1008,   International Nutrition And Culture, ,

  •   AS1010,   Applied Microbiology, ,

  •   AS1015,   Chemistry For Food Science And Nutrition, ,

  •   AS1901,   Biology for Life Sciences, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS1007,   Food, Energy and Nutrients, , ,

  •   AS1014,   Food Analysis, , ,

  •   AS1026,   Biomolecular Science, , ,

Stage 2,   Semester 1,  

  •   AS2029,   Metabolism,  ,

  •   AS2035,   Assessment Of Nutritional Status,  ,

  •   AS2037,   Food Science And Management Systems,  ,

  •   AS2901,   Human Anatomy and Physiology 1,  ,

Stage 2,   Semester 2,  ,

  •   AS2009,   Introduction To Research,  , ,

  •   AS2013,   Nutrition Through The Life Span,  , ,

  •   AS2039,   Plant Foods, Phytochemicals and Health,  , ,

  •   AS2902,   Human Anatomy and Physiology 2,  , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1,

  •   AS3002,   Diet And Disease, ,

  •   AS3038,   Sports Nutrition, ,

  •   AS3050,   Professional Skills For Nutritionists, ,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS3007,   Nutrigenetics And Molecular Nutrition, , ,

  •   AS3037,   Public Health Nutrition, , ,

  •   AS3057,   Food Product Development, , ,

Stage 4, Semester 1,

  •   AS4002,   Systematic Literature Review In Nutrition, ,

  •   AS4091,   Nutrition Placement, ,

Stage 4, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS4006,   Gut Microbiome, Diet and Health, , ,

  •   AS4027,   Research Project, , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The nutrition sector has a wide variety of careers and is a constantly expanding field.

Previous Food, Nutrition and Human Health graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue careers in the following industries:

  • Food industry (from primary production through product development to the retail chains) 

  • Public health nutrition and health promotion (e.g. NHS public health departments or freelance as consultants)

  • Government and non-government organisations

  • Health and fitness industries to promote health and improve performance

  • Private sector - promoting the health and wellbeing of employees through health and lifestyle assessments and delivery of educational seminars

  • Nutrition research (lab-based and human)

  • Home economics teaching

Graduates may continue their careers by studying for MSc or PhD degrees in relevant subjects, such as Public Health or Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

This course meets the General Teaching Council requirements for a pre-requisite degree for Home Economics teaching

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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