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

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

15/09/2025

Campus

Main Site (Newcastle)

Course Address
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

Application Details

Course Code

B46D

Institution Code

N21

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

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

D:45

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

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)

DDD

Extended Diploma only in Applied Science, must have 4 or more of the 8 optional units in biology and/or chemistry at overall DDD. GCSE Maths grade B or 6.

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

H1,H2,H2,H3,H3

H1H2H2H3H3 including Biology or Chemistry plus another science subject. Higher Level Maths is desirable. If not offered at Higher Level then Maths at Ordinary Level 2 will be required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

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

A,B,B

ABB including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths plus a second science-related subject which can include Food Technology, Mathematics, Home Economics, Geography, Psychology, PE, Human Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, Computing or IT. We will also accept a BTEC in Applied Human Biology to be within the first group to substitute for the Biology. 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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