Join our food and nutrition experts in searching for solutions to the food-related problems that society is facing today. Take a year-long work placement in the sector to boost your employability.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-34 points
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You explore the application of food marketing and nutritional science to food markets, food consumers, diet, nutrition and health.
You'll also take a year-long work placement in the sector, putting your new knowledge into practice and developing valuable professional skills.
- the structure of the food industry (which represents the largest manufacturing base in Europe)
- the links between diet and health
- the challenges of securing a globally sustainable, safe and nutritious food system
You'll gain the critical and analytical skills required to assess the global food system from a social, economic, legal, technological, ethical, political and environmental perspective.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Our nutrition and food degrees at Newcastle rank 7th in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017 (in the Food Science category).
We achieved a very impressive 94% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2016, ranking us in the top ten in the UK.
Professional accreditationProfessional accreditation
This degree is professionally accredited by:
- the Association for Nutrition
- the Chartered Institute of Marketing
Association for Nutrition accreditation means that, when you graduate, you can apply for direct entry onto the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists at the Associate level and use ANutr after your name. See the Association of Nutrition's website for further benefits of studying on an accredited course.
Chartered Institute of Marketing accreditation means you have the opportunity to gain professional marketing qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway.
Work placementWork placement
You have the option to carry out a work placement in the food industry between Stages 2 and 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge in a work setting and gain valuable work experience and life skills that will help to set you apart from other food graduates in the marketplace.
There are placement opportunities in the UK and abroad. Past placements have included:
- Marks and Spencer
- Northern Foods
- The MRC Human Research Unit, Cambridge
You will receive plenty of support throughout the application process from our award-winning Careers Service and staff in the Faculty.
Facilities and support
Our facilities include well-equipped modern laboratories for teaching and research.
You'll be supported by a personal tutor throughout your degree