Human Nutrition (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc course is designed to enable you to enter an undergraduate degree if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. On completion of this four-year programme you’ll graduate with the same academic title and award as students who enter the standard human nutrition course.

Course details

Our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc degree will open up opportunities for you to work in public health and nutrition. On the course you’ll address how lifestyle, diet and physical activity contribute to health and wellbeing.
  • 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

Throughout the degree you’ll receive support to improve your skills and help you succeed academically. You’ll receive one-on-one support from your academic mentor and tutor, with whom you’ll be able to address any concerns and discover your strengths. If you find yourself needing extra support in improving your academic skills or polishing your interview technique there will be opportunities to attend specialist workshops to help you succeed.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines within the School of Human Sciences, which will prove the perfect opportunity to meet students from other courses and learn about different areas of science. During this year you’ll gain fundamental knowledge of human sciences, which is vital for successful study at undergraduate level. The topics you’ll study will include biochemistry, biology, chemistry, nutrition and sports science, so you’ll gain an understanding of how scientific reasoning and methods are used within each discipline.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

What the students say

I found the course in Human Nutrition at London Met very well structured. The first year allowed me to build my knowledge in science. In years 2 and 3, the course focused on several areas of nutrition sciences, from microbiology to the relationship between diet and disease.


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.
  • Biology (core, 30 credits)
  • Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
  • Foundation Year Project (Nutrition) (core, 15 credits)
  • Foundations of Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Food Science (option, 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)