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Nutritional Sciences BSc

UCAS code: B400

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

Nutrition is one of the biggest factors influencing health – the more we know about food, the more we can do to improve lives around the world. At King’s, you can immerse yourself in cutting-edge research in everything from public health to eating disorders, then put together your own research project in your final year. With modules covering specialist topics in related subjects, you’ll develop a broad knowledge suitable for any career in the field. And with practical lab sessions and work placement opportunities, you’ll have the experience and confidence to stand out.

Key benefits

  • King's is ranked 2nd in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide, Subject League Table 2022).
  • Learn in a department renowned for the quality of its research in pioneering areas like FODMAPs and intestinal health, iron deficiency and anaemia, and food insecurity and malnutrition.
  • Discover career opportunities with profession study days where you’ll get advice from external experts working in industry.
  • Take an optional placement with an industry organisation to gain real-life experience – past students have worked at Waitrose and Kellogg’s Company.
  • The programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. Following completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to join the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.
  • Tailor the course to your own interests, with optional modules in microbiology, pharmacology and genetics – you can even study a new language.
Alya

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

Alya, Nutritional Sciences BSc

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.

Course Aims

  • Learn about the latest developments in the subject and how to conduct a rigorous research project to contribute to the field
  • Discover practical tools and techniques in the labs and prepare yourself for a career in the industry
  • Explore the options open to you after graduation, from further study to jobs in policy, public health, food retail or consumer groups

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

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

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade B in Biology and Chemistry
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects

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.

Must include grade B in Biology and Chemistry. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

BBC 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. Must include grade B in Biology and Chemistry. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

34 points including 655 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 5 in Higher Level Biology and Higher Level Chemistry. Notes: The total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

32 points including 554 at Higher Level. Must include grade 5 in Higher Level Biology and Higher Level Chemistry. Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's Business School undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Resits

We are able to consider resits for this programme. 

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

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

The teaching team are specialists in their fields and are all actively researching and publishing their results. They bring this cutting-edge knowledge to the classroom so you’ll always hear about the latest developments in the subject.

As well as the regular teaching team, you’ll have contact with other experts throughout the course, such as guest lecturers, research project supervisors and industry professionals.

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. 

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.

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.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

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

Skilled nutritionists are always in demand as there’s a global increase in public interest in food and health.

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. Many of our graduates are now employed in the food industry, consumer groups, major food retailers, governmental and non- governmental agencies, media, community nutrition in the UK and public health in developing countries. 

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

Further learning

Many of our students decide to carry on with their studies – we offer Dietetics MSc as a natural follow up to this course, especially if you’re interested in the clinical application of the subject. Other related postgraduate subjects include psychology, nutrigenomics and nutritional immunology, and international health and development.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

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.

Course Aims

  • Learn about the latest developments in the subject and how to conduct a rigorous research project to contribute to the field
  • Discover practical tools and techniques in the labs and prepare yourself for a career in the industry
  • Explore the options open to you after graduation, from further study to jobs in policy, public health, food retail or consumer groups

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

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

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade B in Biology and Chemistry
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects

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.

Must include grade B in Biology and Chemistry. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

BBC 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. Must include grade B in Biology and Chemistry. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

34 points including 655 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 5 in Higher Level Biology and Higher Level Chemistry. Notes: The total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

32 points including 554 at Higher Level. Must include grade 5 in Higher Level Biology and Higher Level Chemistry. Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's Business School undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Resits

We are able to consider resits for this programme. 

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

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

The teaching team are specialists in their fields and are all actively researching and publishing their results. They bring this cutting-edge knowledge to the classroom so you’ll always hear about the latest developments in the subject.

As well as the regular teaching team, you’ll have contact with other experts throughout the course, such as guest lecturers, research project supervisors and industry professionals.

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. 

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.

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.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

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

Skilled nutritionists are always in demand as there’s a global increase in public interest in food and health.

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. Many of our graduates are now employed in the food industry, consumer groups, major food retailers, governmental and non- governmental agencies, media, community nutrition in the UK and public health in developing countries. 

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

Further learning

Many of our students decide to carry on with their studies – we offer Dietetics MSc as a natural follow up to this course, especially if you’re interested in the clinical application of the subject. Other related postgraduate subjects include psychology, nutrigenomics and nutritional immunology, and international health and development.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

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