Our Nutrition degree offers you opportunity to develop 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. 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.
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.
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.
- 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