What will I learn?

Our accredited food and human nutrition degree explores the links between diet and health and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make an impact through a career in nutrition.

Course overview

This three-year food and human nutrition degree focuses on developing your practical, professional and research skills so you graduate career-ready.

Our industry-recognised qualification helps to fast-track your career, so you can apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as soon as you graduate.

Our degree curriculum is informed by research, which ensures you're learning about the most up-to-date and relevant theories, along with the latest discoveries in the industry. Our food and human nutrition course explores the links between diet and health from the molecular level through to people and populations.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore topics such as genetics, physiology, bioenergetics and sport and exercise nutrition, among others.

Teaching methods

Contact hours are made up of a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small group tutorials
  • practical classes

You supplement this with weekly private study of recommended reading materials.

Your future

There is great demand for scientists with a knowledge of nutrition. A wide range of opportunities exist across the sector, including:

  • product development or quality assurance in the food industry
  • with non-commercial bodies such as the Medical Research Council or Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • in research development
  • in an advisory capacity with groups concerned with the communication of health messages and food safety advice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.