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What makes Human Nutrition and Psychology at Worcester special?

This Joint Honours degree will provide you with an extensive knowledge of nutritional principles, alongside a critical interpretation of people’s psychological behaviour.

The Human Nutrition programme offers you the opportunity to explore the connections between food constituents, diet and health, with an emphasis on practical experience and real life scenarios. You will look in detail at the functions of nutrients and other bioactive compounds. 

From forensic or clinical psychology to counselling or business psychology, the Psychology course offers flexibility to allow you to specialise, whilst still gaining a more generalised overview of the subject.

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Comprehensive subject coverage from public health and food supply issues through to the molecular function of important compounds in a healthy diet
  • Scientific approach to the study of psychological behaviour in areas including counselling, developmental, educational, forensic, health, sport, business, cognitive and social psychology
  • Key nutrition-related skills such as assessment of nutrient status via anthropometry and biochemical testing
  • Large course practical content including food analysis and public health nutrition fieldwork
  • Keen focus on transferable skills required by nutritionists/psychologists in the field
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree 

When you choose to combine Psychology with another subject in a Joint Honours degree you will not receive the BPS accreditation as this pathway does not provide full coverage of mandatory BPS curriculum content. However, there is flexibility to switch to Single Honours at the end of the first year if you wish to receive a BPS accredited Psychology degree.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points

In addition Human Nutrition asks for:

104 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and A2 another Science e.g. Chemistry
112 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and AS another Science
116 UCAS Tariff points MUST include AS Biology and A2 another Science
120 UCAS Tariff points MUST include AS Biology

Other information

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

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from UCAS.

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Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Cell Biology 
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition 
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Psychological Research Methods 1

Year 2

Mandatory

  • The Food Supply Chain

Optional

  • Applied Human Metabolism
  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Human Genetics
  • Work Experience 
  • Infectious Agents and Allergens 
  • Human Systems Physiology I 
  • Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2 
  • Individual Differences
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Nutrition through the Life Cycle

Optional

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Human Nutrition & Disease Modulation
  • Pharmacology 
  • Parasitology 
  • Research Methods and Research Project
  • Psychology Research Project 
  • Business Psychology 
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Coaching Psychology 
  • Counselling Psychology 
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology 
  • Positive Psychology

When selecting your modules in Levels 5 and 6 it is important to consult with your academic tutor from Psychology. We offer an MSc in Psychology following the BSc that would provide you with the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If as a Joint Honours student you go on to complete the MSc Psychology, the option of entering professional training within a particular pathway in psychology is then opened up to you. This would have an impact on your module choices within your Joint Honours programme. Visit the MSc Psychology webpage for more information.

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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Human Nutrition and Psychology.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Human Nutrition and Psychology.

The lecturers on my course were fantastic and really helped me to achieve my full potential.

Alexandra Giles, Human Nutrition graduate

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Dr Laurence Trueman

As a registered nutritionist Laurence's interests centre on translational education; taking the scientific knowledge on how lifestyle and the modern environment impact on personal wellbeing and disseminating it to the general population through personal projects. Also via a large number of passionate and intelligent students who he has been  lucky enough to teach during his time at the University of Worcester.

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Dr Helen Scott

Helen's research interests lie in the areas of empathy and emotional intelligence in healthcare roles. In particular she is interested in how these concepts are demonstrated and assessed, using social psychological theories and individual differences as frameworks for investigation.

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Dr Daniel Farrelly

Daniel is a senior lecturer in psychology. He obtained his BSc (hons) in psychology from Liverpool University in 1999, followed by an MSc in evolutionary psychology from Liverpool University in 2000.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Nutritionists who can look at evidence and make measured and reasoned judgements are required in scientific and health fields, but also in the media, as nutritional journalists and presenters; in retailing, as managers of health food shops and as advisors in the larger supermarkets; and in finance, to ensure there is a balanced view relating to new food technology and that any risks are neither under or over-stated. Many other openings are also available in such areas as: education (healthy school food programme), food production (advisors to growers and animal husbandry), and food provision (advisors or trainers of catering staff).

A degree with Psychology is highly favoured by employers, giving you an excellent advantage in the job market. Previous graduates have gone into roles as diverse as management, human resources, teaching, and healthcare or art therapy. During your studies with us you will learn and develop a broad range of transferable skills. An important part of this learning process is the ability to reflect upon your own experiences; an aspect of practice engaged in by all professional psychologists.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2020/21 is £12,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2020/21 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 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.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will also need a lab coat, which can be bought for around £13.

Accommodation

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 of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Human Nutrition & Psychology BSc (Hons) - BCK8

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.

UCAS Code

BCK8

Get in touch

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

Dr Laurence Trueman

Course Leader, Human Nutrition

Dr Helen Scott

Joint Honours Academic Tutor