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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, or four years if taking extra mural year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
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 1st the UK for Nutrition and Food Science (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 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

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.

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.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three-years, or four years if taking extra mural year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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