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Nutrition
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Nutrition

Overview

Nutrition plays a key part in the promotion of good health and the primary prevention of diet-related illness in communities and populations. You will learn how to become a critically reflective practitioner throughout this science-based course, and gain practical experience in our state-of-the-art health science and catering laboratories. You will undertake work-based placements where you will be able to apply your expertise and refine your practical skills, and you will have the option of undertaking a sandwich placement in year three.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

Careers in nutrition are developing and expanding, and through work placements you will experience the wide variety of roles available. You will undertake an extended placement in an area such as the food industry, producers of specialist nutrition products, health promotion or research. Students have previously chosen overseas placements in the USA, Nepal or Uganda as part of the University-wide volunteering programme.

You will develop group skills by delivering your own nutrition awareness event, and throughout the course you will learn skills which are appealing and desirable to employers.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a science subject. If you are studying Biology or Chemistry to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
BTEC National Diploma:
Applied Science - must include at least 40 Level 3 credits in Biology, Physiology and/or Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in Science. Must include 15 Distinctions in Biology.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. To include a Biological Science or Chemistry.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science or Chemistry.
Selection Criteria:
We do not select applicants by interview, but your supporting personal statement should indicate that you have a strong interest in food and nutrition and understand the role of a Public Health Nutritionist. It should also show good evidence of both oral and written communication skills and team working.
Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 25 Points (including 6 from Higher Level Biology).

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a science subject. If you are studying Biology or Chemistry to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
BTEC National Diploma:
Applied Science - must include at least 40 Level 3 credits in Biology, Physiology and/or Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in Science. Must include 15 Distinctions in Biology.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. To include a Biological Science or Chemistry.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science or Chemistry.
Selection Criteria:
We do not select applicants by interview, but your supporting personal statement should indicate that you have a strong interest in food and nutrition and understand the role of a Public Health Nutritionist. It should also show good evidence of both oral and written communication skills and team working.
Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 25 Points (including 6 from Higher Level Biology).

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

Kerry Page

Careers

Kerry Page
Freelance Public Health Nutritionist & Weight Management & Nutrition Co-ordinator Keighley Healthy Living in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition (now Nutrition)

“My course gave me a firm grounding in the science of nutrition. I was able to refine my knowledge and skills on my placements, and this strong practical focus ensured I felt really confident when I started work straight after graduating. Studying sociology and psychology alongside science gave me a real insight into the social factors that influence nutrition. Working in communities, this understanding has proved invaluable.

Modules & learning

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Nutritional Biochemistry

Human Physiology

Food & Food Science

Personal Development & Academic Skills for Nutritionists

10 Day Placement

Food & Society

Nutrition

Community & Public Health Nutrition

Research Methodology, Statistics & Evaluation

20 Day Placement

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Professional Development for Nutrition

Genetics & Lifestyle Related Conditions

Food Science & Microbiology

Human Metabolism

Current Issues in Nutrition

Nutrition in Practice

Sports Nutrition

Research Project

The Competent Professional

Play BSc (Hons) Nutrition - Kate Austin, Senior Lecturer Video
BSc (Hons) Nutrition - Kate Austin, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

    Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

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