This professionally accredited degree provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of nutrition on health and disease, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations.
You will discover the impact of food composition and processing on nutritional value, quality and consumer acceptance.
A placement year working in the commercial sector enables you to apply your learning in a practical setting and develop highly valuable skills for the graduate job market.
You may also choose modules from other subject areas - including marketing, psychology, biology and biomedical sciences - to develop skills appropriate for all areas of the food industry and research.
Our nutrition and food degrees at Newcastle rank in the top 10 universities in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2016 (in the Food Science category).
This degree is professionally accredited by the Association for Nutrition.
This means that, when you graduate, you can:
Graduates of non-accredited courses have to go through a lengthy process of additional assessment to achieve this.
See the Association of Nutrition's website for further benefits of studying on an accredited course.
You will carry out a paid work placement in the UK or abroad between Stages 2 and 3. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge in a work setting.
There are placement opportunities in the UK and abroad. Past students have worked at companies including:
UK or EU students can choose to take their work placement abroad via the Erasmus scheme, adding an international dimension to their study experience.
In addition, UK and EU students have the chance to take part in a study abroad exchange at Geissen University in Germany.
During the placement, you collate evidence of your work experience and skills development as a portfolio.
This will be submitted for the award of a Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute, London (equivalent to NVQ Level 4).
We are currently the only nutrition course in the UK to offer this opportunity to gain an additional qualification in recognition of the development of personal, transferable skills in the workplace.
This degree is taught within the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
I find the degree course really interesting and quite challenging. I enjoy the nutrition and food science the most as I'm able to expand and develop my knowledge from previous education
My decision to study at Newcastle University was influenced not only by the reputation of the degree programme itself, but the excellent reputation of the university and the city in general.