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Nutritional Sciences BSc

UCAS code: B400

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

The Nutritional Sciences BSc degree is a research- led course that provides students with an in-depth knowledge of all key aspects of nutrition and fosters an understanding of the influence of food intake on human health. This course will also equip students with fundamental skills in critical analysis, information technology and communication.

Key benefits

  • We are Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education
  • You will gain practical experience through research and project work
  • King’s is ranked 17th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health (Times Higher Education 2020 subject ranking).
  • Nutrition profession study days including career advice and guidance from external professionals working in a variety of disciplines in nutrition
  • You will be eligible to apply for Registration on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists
Nutrition BSc - Alya

I chose to study a BSc in Nutrition because it provides a comprehensive overview on the importance of dietary habits on human health.

Alya, Nutrition BSc, Year 2

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The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition. You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years if selected. Students apply directly to placement providers, usually in the food industry, through a process facilitated by the university. Placement companies and establishments in the past have included Waitrose and Kellogg’s Company.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Chemistry and Biology
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
ABB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including Chemistry and Biology.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 655 at Higher Level with both Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching.

Course Stage Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities Percentage of time in guided independent study Percentage of time on placements
Year 1 26% 74% -
Year 2 22% 78% -
Year 3 16% 84% -

 

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study. Some projects may take place at non-campus locations.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

Course Accreditation

The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition.

Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Extra-Mural Year

You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years. If approved, Students apply directly to placement providers, usually in the food industry, through a process facilitated by the university.

Placement companies and establishments in the past have included:

  • Waitrose
  • Kellogg’s Company

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits. You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years if selected. You can study one 15-credit modern language module in either the second or the final year, but not both.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A significant proportion of our Nutrition graduates now work in a disciplines related to nutrition. With growing health concerns that relate to diet and lifestyle and public interest in food and health, suitably qualified registered nutritionists are highly sought after.

Graduates may also continue to study, as the Nutrition BSc is good preparation for postgraduate education in molecular sciences like nutrigenomics and nutritional immunology; clinical sciences like dietetics; and public health, for instance international health and development.

In the final year, Nutrition Profession Study Days are held, whereby you will receive specific career advice and guidance for the nutrition profession from academic tutors, the Careers Services at King’s College London and from external professionals working in a variety of disciplines in nutrition.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Food industry
  • Consumer groups
  • Major food retailers
  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies
  • Media
  • Community nutrition in the UK
  • Public health in developing countries

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies  
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions  
  • Library fees and fines  
  • Personal photocopies  
  • Printing course handouts  
  • Society membership fees  
  • Stationery  
  • Graduation costs 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition. You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years if selected. Students apply directly to placement providers, usually in the food industry, through a process facilitated by the university. Placement companies and establishments in the past have included Waitrose and Kellogg’s Company.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Chemistry and Biology
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
ABB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including Chemistry and Biology.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 655 at Higher Level with both Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching.

Course Stage Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities Percentage of time in guided independent study Percentage of time on placements
Year 1 26% 74% -
Year 2 22% 78% -
Year 3 16% 84% -

 

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study. Some projects may take place at non-campus locations.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

Course Accreditation

The course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition, which means graduates may register as associate nutritionists on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a body which aims to regulate the professional practice of nutrition.

Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Extra-Mural Year

You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years. If approved, Students apply directly to placement providers, usually in the food industry, through a process facilitated by the university.

Placement companies and establishments in the past have included:

  • Waitrose
  • Kellogg’s Company

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits. You may apply for an extra-mural year, to be taken between the second and third years if selected. You can study one 15-credit modern language module in either the second or the final year, but not both.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A significant proportion of our Nutrition graduates now work in a disciplines related to nutrition. With growing health concerns that relate to diet and lifestyle and public interest in food and health, suitably qualified registered nutritionists are highly sought after.

Graduates may also continue to study, as the Nutrition BSc is good preparation for postgraduate education in molecular sciences like nutrigenomics and nutritional immunology; clinical sciences like dietetics; and public health, for instance international health and development.

In the final year, Nutrition Profession Study Days are held, whereby you will receive specific career advice and guidance for the nutrition profession from academic tutors, the Careers Services at King’s College London and from external professionals working in a variety of disciplines in nutrition.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Food industry
  • Consumer groups
  • Major food retailers
  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies
  • Media
  • Community nutrition in the UK
  • Public health in developing countries

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies  
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions  
  • Library fees and fines  
  • Personal photocopies  
  • Printing course handouts  
  • Society membership fees  
  • Stationery  
  • Graduation costs 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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