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Nutrition (with Foundation Year option), BSc (Hons)

Bournemouth University (BU), the United Kingdom

Bournemouth University (BU)

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time3 - 5 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 18800 per year

About Nutrition (with Foundation Year option), BSc (Hons) - at Bournemouth University (BU)

Why study BSc (Hons) Nutrition at BU?

  • 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
  • Within 15 months of finishing the course, 100% of graduates were in employment or further study (DiscoverUni 2023)

Foundation Year (for September 2025 entry): We have a Foundation Year option for 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. 

Notes about fees for this course

September 2024 entry:

  • £9,250 per year (UK, ROI & CI)
  • £18,800 per year (Int'l)
  • Placement year: £1,850

For fees and funding information, please visit

Entry requirements

For September 2024 and September 2025 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 2024 and September 2025 entry: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology, Health & Social Care, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, Science, other science-related subject.

T-Level: Merit (120 UCAS tariff points). Health; Healthcare science; Science with occupational specialism - technical: food sciences, Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Health & Social Care; Health Studies Pathway, Sport, Sport & Exercise Science, Other science-related subject. 

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.

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