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What makes Human Nutrition at Worcester special?

This Association for Nutrition accredited course will provide you with a broad programme of not only knowledge, but practical and transferable skills needed by a modern nutritionist in today's job market.

We will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, from farm to fork, from mouth to metabolism, and from personal health to public health. The course gives theoretical and practical insights firmly based in the real world, exploring key issues such as the consequences of inadequate and unbalance nutrient supply, how our nutritional requirements change with age, gender and health status, the political perspectives of nutrition, the practical skills required in the food industry, and how to design and carry out successful research in both the lab and the outside world. We are a friendly, supportive and progressive course - why not come to see if Worcester is right for you?

Key features

  • The course covers the key professional competencies as published by the Association of Nutrition
  • Develop invaluable experience in the field, in areas such as public health nutrition, and key practical skills such as the assessment of nutrient status via anthropometry and biochemical testing
  • Wide range of future careers, including clinical nutrition, consultancy, industrial nutrition, education, retail and further study, as well as employment with local and national government agencies

Clearing 2016

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

  • 260 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and A2 another Science, maths or statistics
  • 280 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and A1 another Science, maths or statistics
  • 290 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A1 Biology and A2 another Science, maths or statistics
  • 300 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A1 Biology

From 2017 there will be a change in the UCAS point system. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

If you are not sure whether one of your A-level subjects counts as a science then please contact the course leader: Dr Laurence Trueman.

Non-standard entry

Enquiries from Access to HE diploma graduates welcome.

The University will consider each application on its individual merits and will recognise a range of qualifications not currently included in the Tariff, including Access courses, European Baccalaureate and pre-2002 qualifications such as GNVQ.

Other information

Mature students
The University of Worcester values diversity in its student body and students over the age of 21 are very welcome. If you fulfill the standards entry requirements as detailed above, please apply through UCAS. Students with few or no formal qualifications are asked to contact the Admissions Office (details above) with details of your age, any relevant experience and/or qualifications gained since leaving school. Alternatively you can contact the course leader, Dr Laurence Trueman, for an advisory chat to discuss possible options (see 'Meet the Team' for contact details).

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or e-mail for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ. Visit our Academic Quality Unit pages for full programme specifications for each course.

Year 1


  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Heath and Disease
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Biology


  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Other options can be considered

Year 2


  • The Food Supply Chain
  • Human Systems Physiology
  • Integrated Human Metabolism
  • Work Experience
  • Project and Career Development

Year 3


  • Nutrition through the Human Life Cycle
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Human Nutrition and Disease Modulation
  • Independent Study
  • Systems Physiology II

I fully enjoyed many aspects of the course. The diversity of modules has given me a huge bank of knowledge on nutrition as a whole, that I can take forward and apply to my future career.

Natalie, graduated 2012

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to:

  • Become an independent, life-long learner
  • Understand and apply knowledge and concepts in Human Nutrition and so continue to understand new techniques and discoveries in the subject area
  • Critically analyse new theories and conceptual issues in Human Nutrition
  • Develop, design and carry out an independent piece of research
  • Develop and apply approaches for problem solving; e.g. whether constructing an effective research project or maximising the opportunity that your CV will be shortlisted
  • Apply specialist skills including: Assessment of nutrient status (using anthropometry, biochemical testing and physiological measures), analysis of food diaries (manual and computer-based), analysis of food composition, questionnaire development, client-practitioner interaction, statistical analysis, poster and newsletter design.

Teaching approach

  • The Human Nutrition course is a science-based degree.
  • The course develops all the competency areas required by the Association for Nutrition.
  • Sessions are a mix of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning.
  • We use a wide range of assessment types, including: lectures, practical workshops, seminars; demonstrations; work simulations; tutorials, group and individual project work; supervised independent learning; open and resource-based learning; e-learning; and work experience.
  • The course is designed to develop a wide range of transferable skills which can engender success in a wide variety of work environments.
  • Guest speakers.

Meet the team

Here are a few of the current members of the department who teach on this course:

  • laurence-trueman-science-university-worcester

    Dr Laurence Trueman

    A Senior Lecturer in Applied Sciences, Laurence’s interests centre on the external factors that affect your internal environment and the resultant (homeostatic) changes in human physiology; particularly nutrition.

    His role as Award Leader in Human Nutrition at the University of Worcester is dedicated to disseminating the current understanding on how our food effects how we live and die.


Where could it take you?


There are a wide range of employment opportunities available to nutritionists and we have had graduates enter all of these areas of employment:       

  • Research and post graduate study
  • Clinical Nutritionists
  • Nutrition communicators
  • Nutritionists in local and national Government
  • Corporate and individual consultancy
  • Public Health Nutritionists
  • Industrial Nutritionist
  • Education (at all levels)
  • Managers of health food shops

I loved my degree, especially the 3rd year. It was a gripping course and I enjoyed all the different forms of assessments.

Chloe, graduated 2014


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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2016 is £9,000 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2016 is £11,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2016 are £1,180 per 15-credit module, £1,575 per 20 credit module and £2,360 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.

Financial support

£1,000 ABB or equivalent scholarships

The University of Worcester offers a £1,000 first-year scholarship to all new undergraduate students to the University who achieve at least ABB at A Level, or the equivalent qualification (such as distinction, distinction, merit at BTEC), and who are responsible for paying their own tuition fees.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.

£1,000 academic achievement scholarships

Based solely on academic performance, the University awards up to 100 scholarships of £1,000 each to eligible high-achieving undergraduate students after completion of their first and second year of a degree course, or first year of a foundation degree or HND.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £89 per week to the £145 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single Honours:
Human Nutrition BSc (Hons) - B400


Joint Honours:
Human Biology and Human Nutrition - CBC4
Human Nutrition and Psychology - BCK8
Human Nutrition and Sports Studies - BCK6


UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.


Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



Apply now via UCAS

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111  

Course leader

Dr Laurence Trueman
01905 542186