Undergraduate

c8b4 - Psychology and Nutrition and BSc

Psychology and Nutrition BSc Joint Honours

UCAS Code: C8B4 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree explores the psychological factors that can impact on our perception of nutrition, as well as the link between diet and health.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
C8B4

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Joint Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

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This degree title is new for 2018 entry. For 2017 entry, see Nutrition and Psychology BSc Joint Honours (BC48).

There is an opportunity to take either a professional psychology or nutritional placement.

In psychology, you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, with topics including:

  • social and developmental psychology
  • eating and weight disorders

In nutrition, you study a range of topics relating to human nutrition and health, such as:

  • nutrition and food science
  • biochemistry for biologists

There is also the option to gain a nutritional accreditation.  

You will work in newly refurbished laboratories and taste-testing facilities, providing practical skills for your chosen career.

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 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 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

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

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months between Stages 2 and 3 on an optional work placement in the UK or abroad. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. It isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Find out more on about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 20 credits from the following list:

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 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Psychology and Nutrition Careers

In our experience employers look favourable on students who can demonstrate their abilities in more than one field. Newcastle graduates will have acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information, alongside developing specialist subject knowledge, practical and technical skills.

As a successful joint honours graduate you will have:

  • acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information
  • developed specialist knowledge, and practical and technical skills in two subject areas
  • demonstrated your ability to study intellectually rigorous subjects and manage your workload effectively

These are all attractive traits to graduate employers and are a strong foundation for range of educational and career opportunities. Your employability will be enhanced if you have taken advantage of work/placement opportunities at University.

Some graduates enter careers or advanced training related to one or both of their subject specialisms such as further study in psychology. Those graduates who enter employment outside their discipline find a flexible degree of this nature is highly valued in professions such as management, commerce and the civil service, as well as various roles in healthcare.

 

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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  • institution code - N21

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