Nutrition (with Foundation Year option), Bournemouth University (BU)

Bournemouth University (BU) the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 17595 per year

All study options

About Nutrition (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University (BU)

Why study BSc (Hons) Nutrition at BU?

  • This course received 100% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Choose to undertake a 30-week placement anywhere in the world, to give you invaluable opportunities to gain industry experience and build a professional network 
  • Our established networks with industry over the years provides great placement opportunities
  • On this course you’ll gain practical skills and knowledge in food processing, product development, food safety and microbiology
  • Our specialist nutrition labs, which are home to state-of-the-art equipment, support practical teaching in nutrition, human physiology and food safety 
  • The nutrition teaching team include award-winning staff who are involved in leading research contributing to societal change today. 

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the Nutrition degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. The Foundation Year is based at our Talbot campus. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your Nutrition study. 

Course accreditation  

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so you will be eligible to register as a Registered Associate Nutritionist when you graduate. 

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17595 per year

Notes about fees for this course

September 2023 entry:

- £9,250 per year (UK, ROI & CI)

- £17,595 per year (Int'l)

- Foundation year: £9,250 (UK,ROI & CI)

- Placement year: £1,850

For fees and funding information, please visit

Entry requirements

For September 2023 and September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. T-Levels: Merit (120 UCAS tariff points)

Required subjects for September 2023 and September 2024: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology, Health & Social Care: Health Studies pathway, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Personal Training (Extended Dip), other science-related subject.

T-Level: Merit (120 UCAS tariff points). Health; Healthcare science; Science with occupational specialism - technical: food sciences

If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. Examples of qualifications for entry onto Year 1:

  • China: Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course
  • France: Baccalaureate with 11.5–12.5 overall or 10.5-11.5 (international option)
  • Hong Kong: HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • India: All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
  • Spain: Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 - 7. Grade depends on the course
  • Turkey: Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi 3.5/5.0 or 70%

For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University (BU) to prepare for your chosen course:

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