Human Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

If you’re passionate about improving human health through better nutrition and disease prevention, then this degree, accredited by the Association for Nutrition, will give you an excellent grounding in both scientific and applied public health nutrition. During this course you’ll have the opportunity to take part in hands-on laboratory sessions in our state-of-the-art, £30 million Science Centre, which features specialist nutritional physiology and food technology labs.

Course details

This degree course addresses how diet, lifestyle and physical activity contribute to health, wellbeing and the prevention of major modifiable diseases.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

While the UK and most of the developed world are experiencing the longest lifespans of their populations, they’re also experiencing near epidemic levels of chronic non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancers. Diet and lifestyle are key modifiable factors that drive these diseases.

You’ll enhance your research, practical and academic skills, and graduate with the necessary grounding to go on to a career in the NHS, or in the broader public or private sector. Offering a programme of study and training for a career in public health or sports nutrition, you’ll be eligible for registration as a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, (or equivalent).

What the students say

The lectures were very interesting and allowed me to learn how to put the theory I was learning into practice. The course also included sessions in the science laboratory, which were fun and educational.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2 (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Health Psychology (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)
  • Biochemistry for Life Sciences (core, 15 credits)
  • Cell Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)
  • Essentials of Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Health, Society and Behaviour (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Food and Nutritional Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Energy and Macronutrients (core, 15 credits)
  • Food Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Micronutrients for Health (core, 15 credits)
  • Public Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Techniques in Dietary Assessment (core, 15 credits)
  • Techniques in nutritional research (core, 15 credits)
  • Diet and Disease (core, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (core, 15 credits)
  • Energy Metabolism & Endocrinology (core, 15 credits)
  • Global Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Human Nutrition Research Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Nutrition through the lifecycle (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports and exercise nutrition (core, 15 credits)