King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Currently, students study the following core and optional modules.
Six core modules.
YEAR 1 CORE
- Basic Biochemistry for Nutrition Students
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Introduction to Food Science & Technology
- Cell Biology & Genetics
- Physiological Systems
- Social and Psychological Studies
Three core modules plus up to four options, which must include physiology and biochemistry.
YEAR 2 CORE
- Nutrition & Health
- Food Habits
- Research Methods for Health Sciences
YEAR 2 OPTIONS
Up to four optional modules to the value of 60 credits, which must include at least 15 credits of Physiology and 15 credits of Biochemistry and may also include Immunology, Microbiology and Genetics.
Four core modules plus two options.
YEAR 3 CORE
- Applied Nutrition
- Clinical Nutrition
- Public Nutrition Research Project
- Specialised topics in Nutrition
YEAR 3 OPTIONS
Two optional modules to a total value of 30 credits chosen from final year courses. A modern language may be chosen as one of the options in either year two or year three.
EXTRAMURAL YEAR IN INDUSTRY OR RESEARCH PLACEMENT
Through a competitive system, students may be offered the chance to take an extramural year between second and final year, taking up paid employment in an industrial or research establishment in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. On returning to the university for the final year, the student’s performance during the extramural placement will be assessed through a written dissertation and poster presentation. The extramural year greatly expands the student’s work and research experience and often improves the choice of job opportunities after graduation.
King's College London
Three years (excluding extramural industry or research placement)
Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, allowing graduates to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.
Year of entry 2014