This degree explores the link between diet and health, as well as the psychological factors that can impact on our perception of nutrition.
An optional paid work placement in the food industry provides valuable work experience and helps you demonstrate your knowledge to employers.
In nutrition, you study a range of topics relating to human nutrition and health, such as:
In psychology, you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, with topics including:
You will work in newly refurbished laboratories and taste-testing facilities, providing practical skills for your chosen career.
Newcastle is ranked in the top 4 UK universities for food science in The Complete University Guide 2014.
This degree is part of the Joint Honours in Science programme.
Your topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.
By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.
You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject.
Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:
You also receive careers support as part of your degree, including:
You have the option to carry out a work placement in the food industry between Stages 2 and 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge in a work setting and gain valuable work experience and life skills that will help to set you apart from other food graduates in the marketplace.
There are placement opportunities in the UK and abroad. Past placements have included: Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Northern Foods, ASDA and Masterfoods.
You will receive plenty of support throughout the application process from our award-winning Careers Service and staff in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
You will be required to stay in regular contact with the School during your placement year and to provide monthly updates on your progress. Where possible, a member of academic staff will also visit you on your placement.
Add an international dimension to your degree by undertaking your optional work placement abroad via the Erasmus scheme (UK and EU students only).
For your study of nutrition, you will be based in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, offering:
You will also spend considerable time in the School of Psychology, offering:
You will be part of the community in the two Schools that deliver your teaching:
AFRD is also the administrative home of the Joint Honours in Science programme.