This professionally accredited degree explores the link between diet and health, as well as the psychological factors that can impact on our perception of nutrition.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
3 or 4 Years
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35 points
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An optional paid work placement in the food industry provides valuable work experience and helps you demonstrate your knowledge to employers.
In nutrition, you study a range of topics relating to human nutrition and health, such as:
- nutrition and food science
- biochemistry for biologists
In psychology, you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, with topics including:
- social and developmental psychology
- individual differences
You will work in newly refurbished laboratories and taste-testing facilities, providing practical skills for your chosen career.
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 British Psychological Society (BPS).
This gives you the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (providing you achieve the minimum standard of a lower second-class Honours).
Having Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership means you can join the BPS and go on to further training or practice in psychology.
For information on the benefits of studying an accredited course, visit the BPS website.
Work placement (optional)Work placement (optional)
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 School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Study abroadStudy abroad
Add an international dimension to your degree by undertaking your optional work placement abroad via the Erasmus scheme (UK and EU students only).
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