This Joint Honours in Science degree gives you the opportunity to combine your dual interests in nutrition and psychology, providing you with a thorough insight into both topics. An optional work placement contributes to your professional development.
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:
Topics are closely linked to our research expertise and allow you to work at the cutting edge of the discipline, whilst optional modules allow you to conduct research on a topic of your choice, or focus on career development.
Newcastle is ranked in the top 4 UK universities for food science in The Complete University Guide 2014.
Research-informed teaching plays an important role at Newcastle. It shapes the content of our undergraduate degrees and makes sure that you have the chance to cover the most up-to-date theories and discoveries in your subjects.
This degree is supported by the activities of the University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) and the Institute of Neuroscience. Both play a significant role in shaping the development of their respective subject areas.
Modules are assessed by course work and examination and continue throughout the course. In the third year you carry out a piece of research of your own, alongside your choice of specialist modules that are typically assessed by written examinations or assignments.
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
This degree is part of our Joint Honours in Science scheme. By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, preparing you for a wide range of careers.
Dividing your study equally between your two subject areas, 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.
The challenge of mastering two subjects produces graduates who are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real-world, developing your skills in time management, organisation and self-motivation that employers value.
You will receive careers support as part of your degree, including a bespoke career development module personally tailored to your professional development, and excellent support from the University’s award-winning Careers Service.
To ensure you are fully supported during your degree we have an active system of student support in place:
We also encourage you to join relevant active student societies, which run a wide range of academic and non-academic activities throughout the year, helping you get to know people from your course and subject area.
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.
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 in the Agriculture Building.
For the psychology half of your study, you will be based in the School of Psychology's Ridley Building.
Both buildings are based on the University’s main campus adjacent to the city centre.