Undergraduate prospectus

Human Nutrition (Extended), BSc Hons

Explore nutrition, health and disease with our extended human nutrition degree. An extra year will prepare you for degree-level study and you’ll need lower entry points than for our three-year course.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements
  • If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this programme is your first step to graduation
  • The foundation year includes academic writing, computing skills, introduction to the subject and more.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

B408 M BSc/HN

Department

Life & Sports Science

Location

Attendance

4 years full-time

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. 

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to give you:

  • A thorough introduction to chemistry
  • A thorough introduction to biochemistry and to biology
  • Fundamentals of drugs and diseases
  • Fundamentals of nutrition and health
  • Essential skills for science
  • Improved mathematics
  • Laboratory practice.

Degree structure

This programme focuses on the effect of food on physiology and metabolism. We are committed to promoting improved diet and health for all members of society. Students on this programme will learn to do this too by understanding and evaluating the socio-economic and behavioural determinants of nutrition-related issues such as obesity. You will study the science of nutrition along with other students in diverse fields such as biomedical, biological and sports science.

This programme will give you a multidisciplinary and scientific understanding of human nutrition and its relationship to health and disease. It will provide you with the necessary academic qualifications for further study in fields such as dietetics. It will also build your understanding and skills so you can improve the health and welfare of individuals, groups and populations in a safe and ethical manner.

Why Greenwich?

Our teaching staff are highly qualified having received degrees or conducted research here at the University of Greenwich, and in other leading institutions. Our courses support online learning as well as study blended with a year of work experience. This programme offers great links with employers, so you gain the skills and knowledge required by industry while increasing your employability prospects.

Outcomes

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 will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be expected to be produced as part of the application process. The relevant programme leader or head of department may require an interview to be carried out if this is considered necessary.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 64 Points

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

Subjects:

  • A-level: 64 Points from related subjects, for example biology, sports science, human biology, or physics
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from a related science subject
  • 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.

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
  • Applications from mature students.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • The ability to demonstrate English language capability to an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or above, with no skill below 5.5.

A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system.

Applicants who have no skill less than 5.5, but do not meet IELTS 6.0 overall can apply and take the following two additional courses which are designed to support them:
English for Academic Purposes 1               15 credits
English for Academic Purposes 2               15 credits

These 30 credits are additional to the other courses. Such students therefore study 150 credits, but will only pay fees for 120 credits. These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Teaching will be carried out through a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Debates
  • Laboratory practical classes
  • Student-centred workshops.

Typical assessment methods include: 

  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Examinations
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Reports
  • Posters.

Careers

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.

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