The programme offers the opportunity for you to develop the professional competencies and skills required for the application of nutritional science in a number of fields.
Why study Nutrition?
Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes kill more than 36 million people each year. Unhealthy diet is known to be a major risk factor in the cause of many of these diseases.
Additionally diet and nutritional status can be linked to many other conditions such as osteoporosis, dental disease and dementia for example. This programme will provide a sound review of the scientific basis for the links between dietary factors, health and disease.
Diet and Nutrition is a multi-million pound industry and continually in the media. The programme at St Mary's has been successfully accredited by the Association for Nutrition since 2010 and is currently undergoing reaccreditation, enabling students to become Registered Nutritionists upon graduating. This will provide a strong advantage in a competitive market and is a valuable commodity.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary's provides the valuable opportunity for students by ensuring all modules have a specific nutrition focus. Biochemistry, Physiology and Public Health are all nutrition orientated.
Previous graduates have taken up roles with government and non-governmental organisations engaged in the health agenda, in nutritional research, the media, with elite sports teams and the food industry.
A Student View
"The course has taught me to be more critical of Nutritional information available and given me key skills to evaluate and understand the data and research published.
"Having had the chance to study at other larger Universities, St Mary's feels more like a community rather than just a campus. You are never just a student here, you are member of the St Mary's family of growing alumni."
Nutrition at St Mary's scored 90% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
In the latest HESA Destinations of Leavers survey 95% of St Mary's students were employed or undertaking further study within six months of graduating.