This professionally accredited degree focuses on the impact of nutrition on health and disease, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations. It includes a work placement to boost your skills and employability.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-34 points
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Scientific research has given us an excellent understanding of the fundamental aspects of nutrition, including:
- what makes up a balanced diet
- how our bodies use different foods
- and how we can be confident that our food is safe to eat
This degree explores the links between diet and health, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations.
You will also discover the impact of food composition and processing on nutritional value, quality and consumer acceptance.
- Spend a year on work placement, applying your learning in a professional setting
- Study in state-of-the-art labs and facilities
- Fast-track your career with an industry-recognised qualification
- Explore other subject areas - including marketing, psychology, biology and biomedical sciences
- Develop skills appropriate for careers in all areas of the food industry and research
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.
This 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.
Graduates of non-accredited courses have to go through a lengthy process of additional assessment to achieve this.
See the Association of Nutrition's website for further benefits of studying on an accredited course.
Work placement / additional qualificationWork placement / additional qualification
You will carry out a paid work placement in the UK or abroad between Stages 2 and 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge in a work setting and gain valuable professional experience that will help you stand out from other food graduates in the marketplace.
There are placement opportunities in the UK and abroad.
Past students have worked at companies including:
- Marks and Spencer
- Northern Foods
- the MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit in Cambridge
Each year a few students work on a research project at Newcastle University for their placement.
Our award-winning Careers Service and dedicated placement co-ordinator will provide you with training, such as preparing a CV, applying for jobs and interview practice.
During the placement, you collate evidence of your work experience and skills development as a portfolio. This will be submitted for the award of a Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute, London (equivalent to NVQ Level 4).
We are currently the only nutrition course in the UK to offer this opportunity to gain an additional qualification in recognition of the development of personal, transferable skills in the workplace.
Study abroadStudy abroad
UK or EU students can choose to take their work placement abroad via the Erasmus scheme, adding an international dimension to their study experience.
In addition, UK and EU students have the chance to take part in a study abroad exchange at Geissen University in Germany.
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