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BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Foundation Year

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Nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Studying for this course will provide you with a deeper, more skilful, and knowledgeable outlook on nutrition.

Location

Regent College London

September 2022

January 2023

April 2023

June 2023

Timetable

Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes

Duration

4 years

Fee

£9,250 per year (Home fee)

Levels

RQF Level 3-6

Assessment

Course work and written exam plus Formative Assessment (FAS)

Delivered in partnership with

St. Marys University

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Overview

The BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Foundation Year programme allows you to discover the significant relationship between diet and health. Nutrition has grown to be a pivotal part of society, resulting in a rise of career opportunities for those wanting to enter the industry.

You will deepen your understanding of how the body uses nutrients and the impact diet has on our overall health, including the development of disease. The course provides an overview of the relationship between diet, health and fitness and explores solutions to the nutrition-related health issues in society today.

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to apply your nutritional knowledge in several fields such as sports nutrition or clinical nutrition.

Why should I complete the BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Foundation Year?

The degree has been designed to enable you to enter an undergraduate degree even if you do not hold traditional qualifications or cannot meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. The foundation year of this degree provides you with a grounding to learn the core modules of the course, in turn, building your confidence, knowledge, and skills for further study.

Modules

Foundation Year

  • Critical Skills in Science (Core)
  • Professional Integrity in Science (Core)
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Individual Project (Core)
  • The Chemistry of Nature (Core)
  • Foundation of Life (Core)
  • Principles of Physics and Mathematics (Core)

Year 1

  • Energy and Nutrition (Core)
  • Research Methods 1 (Core)
  • Micronutrients (Core)
  • Introductory Physiology and Biochemistry (Core)
  • Food Science and Novel Foods (Core)
  • Food Choice and Control of Food Intake (Core)

Year 2

  • Lifespan Nutrition (Core)
  • Nutritional and PA Assessment (Core)
  • Nutritional Biochemistry (Core)
  • Nutrition for Health and Disease (Core)
  • Research Methods (Core)
  • Sports Nutrition (Core)

Year 3

  • Research Project (Core)
  • Public Health (Core)
  • Management of Weight and Associated Clinical Conditions (Core)
  • Nutrition and the Athlete (Optional)
  • Nutrition and Genetics (Optional)
  • Managing in the Workplace (Optional)
  • The Enterprising Workplace (Optional)

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS: 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)

Standard entry requirements:

  • 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 and English grade C/4
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

Access qualifications:

  • 45 credits on your Access Course
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

Alternative assessment:

For mature students (those over 21 years old), or those requiring an alternative kind of assessment:

  • You must take part in an academic interview to demonstrate your non-academic achievements, such as work experience.
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)

How to Apply

Each of our courses have different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.

Career Prospects

All the modules studied 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. During your degree you will be given opportunities take part in work placements and other developmental activities.

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.

You can explore a range of job roles, which include:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Community education officer
  • Food technologist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • International aid/development worker
  • Medical sales representative
  • Nutritional therapist

Regent College London aims to provide current information for our prospectus and website at all times however, it may occasionally be unable to run an advertised course for reasons of operational viability and student experience. In the event that a course is unable to run, or is only available at a different location, we will advise applicants and enrolled students at the earliest possible opportunity in writing. Applicants and students will, wherever feasible, be offered an alternative course or location of study.

Location

Regent College London

September 2022

January 2023

April 2023

June 2023

Timetable

Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes

Duration

4 years

Fee

£9,250 per year (Home fee)

Levels

RQF Level 3-6

Assessment

Course work and written exam plus Formative Assessment (FAS)

Delivered in partnership with

St. Marys University

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