Why study BSc (Hons) Nutrition at BU?

  • Choose to undertake a 30-week placement anywhere in the world, to give you invaluable opportunities to gain industry experience and build a professional network 
  • Our established networks with industry over the years provides great placement opportunities
  • On this course, you’ll gain practical skills and knowledge in food processing, product development, food safety and microbiology
  • Our specialist nutrition labs, which are home to state-of-the-art equipment, support practical teaching in nutrition, human physiology and food safety 
  • The nutrition teaching team includes award-winning staff who are involved in leading research contributing to societal change today. 
  • Within 15 months of finishing the course, 100% of graduates were in employment or further study. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the Nutrition degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. The Foundation Year is based at our Talbot campus. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your Nutrition study. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

Course review: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.  These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

Course accreditation  

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so you will be eligible to register as a Registered Associate Nutritionist when you graduate. Please note that the Foundation Year part of the course is not accredited. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus and Talbot Campus. Foundation Year: Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus.

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a 30-week minimum placement. Foundation Year: 4 years full-time with a 4-week placement or 5 years full-time with a 30-week minimum placement.

Accreditations:

Association for Nutrition

Required subjects:

Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology, Health & Social Care, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, other science-related subject.

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. Foundation Year: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.