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BD64 - Nutrition with Food Marketing with Placement

Nutrition with Food Marketing with Placement

BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: BD64
  • Full time
  • 4 years
  • Next start date: September 2020
Year :

Our accredited Nutrition with Food Marketing with Placement degree prepares you for a career in nutrition with first-hand work experience and cutting-edge knowledge.

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £22800

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity Professional accreditation

Course overview

This four-year nutrition with food marketing degree includes a placement year and focuses on developing your critical, analytical and professional skills. Ensuring you will graduate as a conscientious and socially aware food professional, ready for a career in nutrition and marketing.

Our industry-recognised qualification helps to fast-track your career. You will be able to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as soon as you graduate.

Our degree's teaching is informed by the research carried out by experts based at Newcastle University. This guarantees your studies are at the cutting edge of industry developments, so you graduate with the most up-to-date knowledge of nutrition and food marketing.

You'll explore topics such as: human nutrition, marketing strategy and consumer behaviour, while developing a holistic understanding of the global food system.

Students working in the food lab

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

See our terms and conditions for more information

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Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.


Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.


In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.

Quality and ranking

  • 8th in the UK – the Guardian University Guide 2020 (Agriculture, Forestry and Food category)
  • 8th in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2021 (Food Science category)
  • 90% for overall student satisfaction – National Student Survey 2019 (Subject: Nutrition)

Professional accreditation

Students studying this course are eligible to apply for accreditation with:

  • the Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Our Nutrition with Food Marketing graduates can apply for portfolio entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists at associate level and use the letters ANutr after their name should their application be successful.

See the Association for Nutrition's website for further benefits of professional accreditation.

Chartered Institute of Marketing accreditation gives you the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway.

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning


The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

You are introduced to the underlying sciences of nutrition and food marketing. You will study modules in nutrition, physiology, marketing, consumer behaviour and business economics.

You will also be introduced to agri-food systems, covering issues arising throughout the food chain from production to consumption, as well as the nature and properties of different foods and nutrients.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Marketing and Consumer Behaviour 20
Introductory Business Economics 10
Agri-Food Supply Chains 20
Human Physiology and Practical Skills for Nutrition 30
Introduction to Human Nutrition and Practical Skills 20
Bioenergetics 20

You will continue to develop your core knowledge of nutrition and other relevant areas. In Nutrition you'll explore nutritional assessment and the importance of good nutrition at each life stage. You'll also investigate food science and food product development, and you study concepts and applications of marketing strategy.

In the module New Food Product Development, you engage in teamwork with other students to address the key issues and practical steps involved in developing a new food product.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Marketing Digital Strategy 20
New Food Product Development 10
Marketing and Public Policy 10
Principles of Nutrition 20
Applied & Experimental Nutrition 20
Food Science and Technology 20
Academic and Professional Skills for Nutrition 2 20

You'll spend your third year on a work placement either in the UK or abroad, where you'll gain valuable practical experience in the sector and develop an understanding of the industry.

In the final year, you will study areas such as nutrition and its relation to health and disease, metabolic and personalised nutrition, marketing metrics, and communication as a means to effect positive behaviour change.

You will develop your practical skills and your ability to plan and organise by carrying out a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Data & Marketing Analytics 10
Communication and Behaviour Change 10
Nutrition in Health and Disease 20
Advanced Nutrient Metabolism and Requirements 20
Research Project 40
Optional Modules Credits
Selected Topics in Food and Human Nutrition 20
Consumer Psychology 20
Eating and Weight Disorders 20
Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition 20

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Contact hours are made up of a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small group tutorials
  • practical classes
  • online sessions

You supplement this with weekly private study of recommended reading materials.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Case studies

  • Dissertation or research project

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Presentations

  • Projects

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You'll have access to our state-of-the-art learning facilities, which you will use to carry out a variety of practical activities. 

You'll have the opportunity to attend a national conference on food and human nutrition – if you choose the optional module – where you'll hear from world-leading experts in the field. This also gives you the chance to network with other people working across the nutrition industry.

Research skills

In the final year of your degree, you'll complete a research project. The project provides you with the experience of planning, researching and analysing a topic that interests you.

Some students also work on a research project based at Newcastle University for the duration of their placement year. 

You will develop your research skills, as well as problem-solving, analysis and presentation skills.


Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.

If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year. 

Find out more about study abroad

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Work placement is not available if you're spending a year abroad. Placements are subject to availability.

Find out more about work placements

Additional qualification

You also have the opportunity during your placement to gain a Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute, London (equivalent to NVQ Level 4), award. You'll collate evidence of your work experience and skills development as a portfolio.

We are currently the only nutrition course in the UK to offer this opportunity to gain an additional qualification in recognition of your development of personal, and transferable skills in the workplace. 

Facilities and environment


Our Nutrition and Food courses are based in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences at our city-centre campus. Our School is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, which is home to Dentistry, Medicine, Psychology and Pharmacy, encouraging inter-professional collaboration. 

You'll have access to our food handling laboratory to help you enhance your practical skills and use of our well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories. 

Situated next to Newcastle’s RVI hospital, we’re one of the largest integrated teaching/hospital complexes in the country.


You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have when starting university.

Your future

There is great demand for scientists with a 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 the Medical Research Council or Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • in research development
  • in an advisory capacity with groups concerned with the communication of health messages and food safety advice

Graduates have gone on to take up roles, such as:

  • dietetic assistant
  • nutritionist
  • food technologist
  • food buyer
  • product development technologist
  • sports nutritionist

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Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level


International Baccalaureate

34 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements


Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

Home Fee Students


International Fee Students


The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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