Newcastle University

B.Sc. Food and Human Nutrition (Hons)

Newcastle University
In Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Duration 48 Months
Start August
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • Duration:
    48 Months
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This degree provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of nutrition on health and disease, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations. The Food and Human Nutrition (Hons) programme is offered at Newcastle University.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts August
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Human Nutrition
Food Science

Course programme

Course Content

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

All candidates take the following compulsory modules.

  • ACE1013 Introduction to Genetics
  • ACE1018 Introduction to Nutrition and Food Science
  • ACE1023 IT and Numeracy Skills for Nutrition
  • ACE1034 Principles of Food Marketing
  • ACE1051 Nutrition, Society and Ethics
  • ACE1052 Physiology for Nutrition
  • BIO1004 Microbiology 1
  • BIO1019 Introductory Biochemistry for Biologists
  • MAS1401 Statistical Methods

Stage 2

All candidates take the following compulsory modules.

  • ACE2034 Introduction to Immunology
  • ACE2037 Experimental Human Nutrition
  • ACE2038 Nutrition in the Lifecycle
  • ACE2040 Experimental Food Science
  • ACE2041 Food Microbiology
  • ACE2048 Communicating about Food and Nutrition
  • ACE2056 Food Science and Technology
  • ACE2058 Research Methods for Food and Human Nutrition
  • ACE2059 Nutrition and Metabolism
  • BIO2012 Molecular Genetics and Mammalian Biochemistry

Intercalating Year

Between Stages 2 and 3, you spend the equivalent of one academic year on an approved work placement. The placement will involve work in food and/or human nutrition and may be within the UK or abroad. You will prepare a report on the work you have been doing as an integral part of the placement year.

  • ICM0024 Intercalating Module for B4D6

Stage 3

All candidates take the following compulsory modules.

  • ACE3051 Human Nutrition and Health
  • ACE3053 Nutrition and Disease
  • ACE3054 Plants as Food
  • ACE3062 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ACE3073 Advanced Food Science
  • ACE3083 Integrating Food and Human Nutrition
  • ACE3084 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism and Requirements
  • ACE3090 Project and Dissertation

You also choose one of the following optional modules:

  • ACE3040 Animal Product Quality and Marketing
  • ACE3066 Food Marketing and Policy
  • PSY3013 Eating Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

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