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Liz Newling-Ward

Programme Director for Nutrition BSc

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Our Nutrition degree offers you opportunity to develop professional competencies and skills required for the application of nutritional science in a number of fields.

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Why study Nutrition?

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes kill more than 36 million people each year. An 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. This degree programme provides 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. Our Nutrition degree has been successfully accredited by the Association for Nutrition since 2010, enabling you to become a Registered Nutritionist upon graduating. This will provide a strong advantage in a competitive market and is a valuable commodity.

Why St Mary's?

All the modules that you'll study have a specific nutrition focus. Biochemistry, Physiology and Public Health are all nutrition-orientated with related industry, lifestyle and case study examples provided throughout your learning.

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. 

We believe that it's essential for you to leave here as an employable graduate, so throughout your degree you will be given opportunities for work experience and development that will enhance your portfolio of life skills. Encouragement and guidance for these opportunities will be provided.

Previously, students have carried out work experience at Action on Sugar, a summer Research Project funded by the Nutrition Society and worked at the The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. 

Teaching methods

Our Nutrition programme team places a firm emphasis on high-quality teaching and excellent student support. Most modules are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Assessment methods

The degree is assessed through a variety of methods including oral presentations, case studies, portfolios, essays and examinations. These assessment methods are chosen to reflect the wide range of skills and competencies required by a nutrition graduate.

In the final year you will have the opportunity to undertake a research project developed by you, with the guidance of a supervisor, in the field of Nutrition.

Key facts

  • Available as a Single or Joint Honours Programme
  • The Single Honours Degree Programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and provides an overview of the relationship between diet and health and explores solutions to the nutrition-related health issues in society today
  • The Nutrition department has a large newly fitted Nutrition Suite with 12 workstations and 1 with disability access for use in practical sessions, students also have access to an Air Displacement Plethysmograph on campus (BodPod)
  • The applied nature of the programme will enable you to link theory and research and to develop strategies for the improvement of the nutritional status of specified population groups
  • A range of scholarships are available for undergraduate students
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

Joint honours

Nutrition can be combined with any of the following courses to create a joint honours degree programme:

Course content

Year one

  • Food Science
  • Introduction to Nutrition One
  • Introduction to Nutrition Two
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introductory Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Professional Skills for Nutritionists

Year two

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Food Choice and Control of Food Intake
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Nutrition, Health and Disease
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Research Methods Two

Year three

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Directed Study
  • Functional and Novel Foods
  • International Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Athlete
  • Public Health Nutrition
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Please note: all information is correct at the time of publication. However, course content is regularly updated and this may result in some changes, which will be communicated to students before their programme begins. Modules listed may either be core or optional- you may not be able to study all your first choice modules.

Career opportunities

The continued and growing interest in the health agenda means there are many career opportunities for good graduates of nutrition. There are roles in the public sector including local and national government in areas such as policy development and implementation and health promotion; in the private sector in the food industry, marketing, public relations and the media.

Research opportunities exist in many spheres including postgraduate positions in universities, specialist institutions and hospitals.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Nutrition students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.


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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

Please note: the tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2017/18 academic year. For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken. For further information about additional costs please contact

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