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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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

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.


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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 28,050per 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 : 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 Chemistry and Biology.NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.


University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 39 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    158 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%



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