Human Nutrition BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Human Nutrition BSc (Hons)

This professionally accredited degree provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of nutrition on health and disease, from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations.

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

Start Date



Main Site (Newcastle)

Course Address
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne

Application Details

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


AABBB at Higher Grade including Biology and one other science subject. Advanced Higher Biology preferred. Higher Grade Chemistry desirable. Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher Mathematics is required. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Access to HE Diploma


45 level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 credits in biological sciences. Chemistry and mathematics or quantitative methods units are desirable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


32 points overall including Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level Grade 5 or above plus at least one other STEM subject. Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry required at Standard Level grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


Extended Diploma only in Applied Science, must have 4 or more of the 8 optional units in biology and/or chemistry at overall DDD.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


H1H2H2H3H3 including Biology or Chemistry plus another science subject. Higher Level Maths is desirable.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


D3 M2 M2 in Principal Subjects including Biology and another science subject. Chemistry is preferred as a principal subject, but not essential. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 required if not offered at a higher level.

Extended Project

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

A level


ABB including two sciences: Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one other STEM subject from Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Geography; Psychology; Environmental Science; Nutrition and Food Science. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology will be considered instead of Biology. Other BTEC certificates may accepted in place of an A-level subject where science A level requirements above have been met. GCSE Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science, required at GCSE (minimum grade B or 6) if not offered at A/AS Level.

T Level

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