Undergraduate

b4d6 - Food and Human Nutrition w/ Placement BSc

Food and Human Nutrition with Placement BSc Honours

UCAS Code: B4D6 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree focuses on the impact of nutrition on health and disease, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations. It includes a work placement to boost your skills and employability.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
B4D6

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-34 points

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Opportunities

Scientific research has given us an excellent understanding of the fundamental aspects of nutrition, including:

  • what makes up a balanced diet
  • how our bodies use different foods
  • and how we can be confident that our food is safe to eat

This degree explores the links between diet and health, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations.

You will also discover the impact of food composition and processing on nutritional value, quality and consumer acceptance. 

  • Spend a year on work placement, applying your learning in a professional setting
  • Study in state-of-the-art labs and facilities
  • Fast-track your career with an industry-recognised qualification
  • Explore other subject areas - including marketing, psychology, biology and biomedical sciences
  • Develop skills appropriate for careers in all areas of the food industry and research

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

The placement year was an absolute bonus for me. I landed a dream placement year with Cow and Gate infant foods and got to develop recipes for their magazines. I even got whisked away to Paris for a company Christmas Holiday!

Owen, Food and Human Nutrition BSc Honours
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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory Modules

All candidates take the following compulsory modules.

Stage 2

Compulsory Modules

All candidates take the following compulsory modules.

Intercalating Year

Between Stages 2 and 3, you spend the equivalent of one academic year on an approved work placement. The placement will involve work in food and/or human nutrition and may be within the UK or abroad. You will prepare a report on the work you have been doing as an integral part of the placement year.

Stage 3

Compulsory Modules

All candidates take the following compulsory modules:

Optional Modules

You also choose one of the following modules:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Food and Human Nutrition careers

There is great demand for biologists with 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 Medical Research Council or Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • in research and development
  • in an advisory capacity with groups concerned with food safety.

It’s not only employers in the science sector that value the skills you learn at Newcastle; past graduates have forged careers in all sorts of areas including management, administration, accountancy, finance, teaching, and the media.

Find out more about the career options for Food and Human Nutrition from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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