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UCAS CODE: B400

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Diet, nutrition and food are critical to our health and our quality of life. A poor diet can have a significant effect on health and contribute to a range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.Covering core nutrition science along with medical science, this research-led course combines theoretical and practical elements to take you from farm to fork and science to shelf, and considers the sources and origins of food along with food composition and production.Our experienced academics bring industry research and knowledge to their teaching. You will study a range of modules that cover nutritional biochemistry, organ systems physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and health education and promotion. International elements are embedded into the curriculum, allowing you to consider nutrition and health on a global scale.Practical components will help you acquire skills to further enhance your learning and employability. Optional sandwich year work placements, enabling you to gain valuable experience in an industry setting, are on offer.Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in a range of settings in the public and private sector, from giving nutritional advice to NHS patients to working in the food production industry.Key features• Optional work placement opportunities offered through our DMU Works careers programme will enable you to gain experience in an industrial setting.• Graduates can pursue careers in either public or private sectors, working as qualified nutritionists as well as taking roles in research, education, NHS, public health, the food industry and health journalism.• Practical components of the course will help you develop professional and personal skills, while the final-year supervised research project will enable you to consolidate your learning and build research skills. • Benefit from the experiences of expert lecturers, who bring research and knowledge gained in food industry to their teaching.• International experiences allow you to broaden your cultural horizons and experience different healthcare environments. DMU students have previously had the opportunity to provide healthcare in India, witness the effects of poverty in Florida and help refugees in Berlin.• You will study a range of modules including human physiology and anatomy, fundamentals of nutritional sciences, nutrition, health and disease, public and global population health.• The course covers core nutrition sciences dovetailed with medical science and food science related topics, giving a holistic experience of application of nutritional sciences in different areas, e.g. from farm to fork and science to shelf.**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : C - A*

A minimum of 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels, including Human Biology, Biology or Chemistry at grade C or above

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 43

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    119 62%

    28th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    33rd

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