What will I learn?

Learn about the links between nutrition and health, both on an individual and societal level, with our BSc Nutrition course.The science of nutrition is vital to our individual and collective wellbeing. As consumers grow more aware of the importance of healthy eating, nutritionists become increasingly important to the food industry and society as a whole.On our BSc Nutrition course, you will:- learn how diet can influence health and the likelihood of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia- discover the impact that nutrients have on cells, tissues and organs- learn how public health advice is underpinned by clinical evidence.In your first year of study, you will focus on fundamental science modules such as physiology, chemistry and microbiology. These modules will provide the scientific knowledge that underpins your later studies. In your second year, you’ll develop your understanding of nutritional sciences and key methodologies. Modules will cover a wide range of topics, such as fundamental nutrition, issues in food choice, and links between nutrition and health on an individual and societal level.Your final year of study will provide the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams – for example, in the development of a new food product or healthy living assessments.Throughout your degree, you will study an integrated approach to the scientific disciplines related to nutrition and health. You will also:- undertake research into the science of diet and health- develop your ability to critically evaluate research into the science of food and health- learn how scientific knowledge in nutrition, diet and health can be applied to the needs of consumers, industry and food regulators.**Professional accreditation**Our BSc Nutrition course has gained accreditation by the Association for Nutrition and Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).This accreditation will enable you to become an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) after graduation, and a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with approximately three years of professional experience.**Your learning environment**We offer a supportive environment where you will learn from world-leading experts, through lectures, problem-based learning, group projects, and hands-on practical work in the laboratory.Our staff are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and will tailor their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies in nutritional science.The University of Reading has one of the largest Food and Nutritional Sciences departments in the UK, with extensive facilities that enable us to engage in diverse teaching and research. Our facilities include:- Laboratory space – including a chemical analysis facility with NMR spectrometers, mass spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction facilities- The Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition – a leading facility for research into the effect of diet on vascular health and body composition- Flow Cytometry Suite – a technological suite that enables us to assess the impact of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, such as antibiotics, probiotics and prebiotics.**Placement opportunities**If you are interested in undertaking a professional placement before your final year of study, we offer a BSc Nutrition with Professional Training course.**Careers**As a graduate of our BSc Nutrition course, you’ll be well-equipped to work in a varied and exciting food industry. Your career could be creative, if you choose an area like product development or marketing, or it could be highly analytical, in the fields of quality testing or nutrition.Graduates from our food science and nutrition courses have embarked on careers within the food industry or a related sector, working for companies such as PepsiCo, Nestl

Which department am I in?

School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,700.00 (US$ 31,351) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022


Main Site

Room 208,

Pepper Lane,



RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with US High School Diploma with GPA of 3.0/4.0 will be considered for entry onto International Foundation Programme. We do accept several combinations of qualifications for students who completed the High School Diploma but generally we consider the following common combinations: High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and grades ranging from 444 - 555 in three Advanced placement tests Or High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and scores ranging from 600 - 700 in three SAT Subjects Tests. A levels/AS levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) or other International qualications will also be considered. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

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


About University of Reading

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