Food, Nutrition and Health

Choose Scotland’s top modern university to study an accredited Food, Nutrition and Health degree. With inbuilt work placements and impressive facilities, the programme will help you turn your interests into a career.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

BD46

Why study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Food, Nutrition and Health?

Embark on a fascinating journey to learn how food impacts wellbeing and health, and explore the link between nutrition and public health. Understand consumer food behaviour and develop strategies to improve food habits.

This course scored an incredible 100% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), so you have come to the right place. And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, our food courses ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Scotland. So you've come to the right place.

This degree is vocationally relevant and combines academic theory with practical skills in our newly refurbished laboratories. You’ll be trained by forward-looking experts, with hands-on experience a crucial learning method to help you uncover:

  • The nutritional function of foods and nutritional requirements of a person throughout their lifespan
  • How to design healthy, balanced foods that are safe to eat
  • How food nutrients work in the body and how they impact our health
  • The link between nutrition and public health
  • What drives consumer eating habits and behaviours

This programme helps you develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between food, diet and nutrition and their impact on the wellbeing of the individual. It will enable you appreciate the link between nutrition and public health and you will learn how to develop nutritional strategies to improve the health of the individual or the community.

Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:

  • Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
  • Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with TeachingCourse and Feedback.
  • National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

Always-On Online Open Day

We aim to immerse you in student life here at Abertay and give you a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.

Experience our Always-On Open Day anytime for a mix of:

  • Subject and course presentations and videos.

  • Campus tours, info on applying, funding, student support and accommodation.

  • What the city of Dundee is like to live in.

Take time to soak it all in.

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How the Course Works

Aligned for accreditation by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), this programme will enhance your CV through a highly-relevant work experience placement combined with an honours project linked to cutting edge topics of interest and your chosen career path.

Please note: The two-year common core programme allows you to transfer between BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health and BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Science at the end of year 2, in line with your career aspirations.

Learning and Assessment

Assessment on this programme is through a combination of coursework, class tests, online assessments, exam presentations, vivas (an examination in which you answer questions in speech rather than writing) and projects.

You’ll have an opportunity to gain real life experience through a 10 week-long placement in year 3, giving you the opportunity to put your academic learning into practice.

Food, Nutrition & Health, Accredited Programme, Accreditation No: AC286

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Republic of Ireland applicants, click on the UK tabs and scroll down to find your Entry Requirements.

See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher (standard entry) BBBB
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). BBC
A-Level CCC
Irish Highers H3H3H3H3
International Baccalaureate 28 Points
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Applied Science, Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, Sport, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Travel & Tourism
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access BBB Access to: University Study, Life Sciences, Health & Life Sciences, Science, Biological Sciences, Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher BBB To include Health and Food Technology or Home Economics and Biology or Chemistry
A-Level BBB To include Home Economics or Food Studies and Biology or Chemistry
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD Hospitality
HNC/HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
Qualification Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

 

International Baccalaureate

28 points including S5 or H4 in one of the required subjects:

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.