Kingston University London - Nutrition (Human Nutrition) BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Nutrition (Human Nutrition) BSc (Hons)

This course is ideal preparation for a career in public health nutrition and the food industry. You'll have the opportunity to study abroad and gain a career head start through a year's industrial placement.

This course examines food science, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, and microbiology. You'll study contemporary topics in nutrition such as genetic modification, fortification and supplementation, and nutraceuticals. You'll also look at nutrition's links to health and disease, in both developed and developing countries.

Through an independent project, you'll be able to research a subject of interest, such as public health nutritional biochemistry, food science, social scientific understandings of food and eating practices.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This means you can apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).
  • Kingston University is ranked No.4 in London for biosciences (Guardian University League Table 2022).
  • Your learning will be supported by co-curricular activities, highly valued by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and by employers.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    96–120 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year Level 3 qualifications.
  • A-levels should include a science subject with grade C or above, such as Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition and Food Science, Food Technology, Food Studies, Home Economics (Food, Nutrition and Health), Psychology and Physical Education. We also count Extended Project towards your total UCAS points. General Studies is not accepted.
  • Alternatively, we consider a BTEC Extended Diploma in an appropriate science subject (such as Applied Science) with grades MMM or with appropriate units in science (such as Health and Social Care).
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5, with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

Nutrition is a growing field. Opportunities include industry and public sector roles in public health, clinical research, food legislation and product development.

Course Details

We will provide

 the basics for studying nutrition - biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition, and basic food science, plus general scientific and laboratory skills. And 

examines more-advanced aspects of human biology, including biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, and microbiology. You will consider nutrition at different stages of life and in the assessment of health, learning to obtain and interpret food and nutrient intake data as well as translating scientific research. You will develop skills to prepare for Year 3's project dissertation.

Year 1

The Biochemical Foundations of Life
Scientific and Laboratory Skills
Human Physiology
Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction

Year 2

Proteins and Metabolism
Principles of Pharmacology with Research Methods
Food and Nutrition 2: Applied Nutrition
Infection and Immunity

Final Year

Core Modules:
Food and Nutrition 3: Public Health Nutrition
Food and Nutrition 4: Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition
Project or Dissertation (Nutrition)
Optional Modules:
Clinical Chemistry and Haematology (Blood Sciences)
Clinical Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Health and Exercise Physiology

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