Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate courses

Nutrition and Health

Why study at Roehampton

  • Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once graduated you become a registered Associate Nutritionist.
  • A firm foundation in biochemistry, physiology and psychology, necessary for nutrition professionals.
  • Taught by experienced and published researchers, experts in their field.
  • We are the best new university in London for research (Times Higher Education 2014 REF Results).

On graduation you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.

Be part of this rewarding course to learn about how good nutrition enhances wellbeing and can help manage or prevent disease.

Through scientific principles, this popular course analyses the connection between food and health, and how this can be applied to individuals, the public and special groups such as athletes and older adults.

You will gain the skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of nutrition on health – an area of increasing public and clinical interest.

More details

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This course is accredited
by the Association for Nutrition.

This course has been fully accredited by the Association for Nutrition and on graduation you become a Registered Associate Nutritionist. 90% of the University's submitted work in Allied Health Professions and Studies was recognised either internationally or nationally. More than 20% of that work was "internationally excellent" (RAE 2008).

Year-by-year summary

First year

The first year introduces you to the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism as well as aspects of psychology and sociology that can influence food intakes.

Second year

The second year includes a module in research methods that prepares you for a research project on a subject of your choice in the third year. You also embark on specialised studies of particular aspects of nutrition such as food safety and dietary assessment. Barriers to healthy eating are examined to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation.

Third year

You conduct your own research project in nutrition under the guidance of a tutor. Selecting from a wide choice of optional modules, you advance your specialist knowledge and add to your understanding of those aspects of health and disease that are influenced by diet.


On campus

This course uses a modern, well-equipped food laboratory with tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing.

The University's Sport Roehampton Performance Centre is the best laboratory of its type in London and includes a climatic chamber and automated motion-capture systems. It is accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Off campus

Roehampton is a short travelling distance from the many world-class facilities in London, including: libraries, hospitals, Food Standards Agency, venues for international nutrition conferences and exhibitions.

Example modules

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Public Health and Health Promotion

Career options

You can work in health policy and health promotion, or become a public health nutritionist. Some graduates choose to work in the food and beverage industry in areas such as product development and food safety. Graduates also work in various roles within the NHS, and some choose to do research or further study at postgraduate level.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

280 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

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Saturday 11 July 2015

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