Human Nutrition, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

Our Human Nutrition degree is accredited by the AfN and RSB. Nutrition, health and disease, diet, physiology, metabolism are all covered.

UCAS points


Course/Institution codes

B401 M BSc/HN



3 years full time

5 years part time

4 years sandwich programme



We are a leading institution for the study of nutrition. Our programme is one of a select group of nutrition degrees accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. 

We investigate the relationship between nutrition, health and disease, and how good health can be promoted through diet. In addition, the programme focuses on the effect of food on physiology and metabolism.

We are committed to understanding and evaluating the socio-economic and behavioural determinants of nutrition-related issues so as to promote improved diet and health for all members of society. You will study the science of nutrition along with other students in diverse fields such as biomedical, biological and sports science.

Our teaching staff are highly qualified having received degrees or conducted research here at the University of Greenwich, and in other leading institutions such as King's College London, University of Cambridge, and University of Surrey.

Our courses support online learning as well as part-time and overseas study. This programme offers great links with employers, so you gain the skills and knowledge required by industry while increasing your employability prospects.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Give you a multidisciplinary scientific understanding of human nutrition and its relation to health and disease
  • Provide you with the necessary academic qualifications for further study in fields such as dietetics
  • Build your understanding and skills so you can improve the health and welfare of individuals, groups and populations in a safe and ethical manner.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 112 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate


  • A-level: 32 Points from Biology and Chemistry
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Biology and Chemistry
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

Interview Required? Yes

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 3.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Project reports.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by The Association for Nutrition and the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.


Our graduates are well placed for employment in both the public and private healthcare sectors, teaching, academia, private practice, research including the postgraduate study of dietetics, food product development/analysis and other food industry based work, sport and exercise nutrition, media, marketing, regulatory bodies, non-governmental organisations/ international development and institutional catering and menu planning.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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