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Nutrition and Health

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code: B400

B401 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Improving human health has never been a bigger global challenge. Get the specialist, practical skills you need to tackle topical issues and prevent disease through nutrition.

Did you know?

We are ranked the 6th University in London for Nutrition and Health (Complete University Guide 2023). 

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist. 


This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.



Make a difference to human lives with a degree in nutrition and health. 

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, this course gives you the knowledge and skills to carve out a sustainable career in the health sector. 

You’ll gain a strong foundation in the science behind good nutrition, disease, treatment, and prevention. 

Along with practical laboratory skills (analytical and qualitative), you’ll develop the attributes you need to succeed in the workplace, including:

  • Written and spoken communication
  • Problem-solving 
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail.

You’ll also gain an understanding of the ethics and best practice involved in working with clients.

Your employability is our priority from day one. An optional paid work placement gives you the opportunity to gain professional experience, or study abroad between Years 2 and 3.

When you graduate, you'll have the chance to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives. 

During your time with us, you'll explore:

  • Principles of human nutrition
  • Awareness of public health
  • Research and analysis, and how to effectively communicate
  • Practical laboratory skills, including food analysis and evaluation

You’ll work on core subjects within nutrition and have the opportunity to shape your degree around your interests and ambitions.


Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities.

Working in both small groups and individually, you’ll enjoy a mix of lectures and practicals as you work through progressive modules, including:

  • Nutrition of Population Groups: Investigate how various life stages influence nutritional needs.
  • Food Science: Gain practical insight into the science behind food production, quality and safety.
  • Psychology and Sociology: Learn about psychology’s role in eating behaviours
  • Advances in Nutrition and Health: Delve into recent breakthroughs in nutrition, including the impact of ‘omics’ technology, gene-diet interactions, and the significance of diverse nutrients.
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In Year 3, you’ll have the chance to shape your own studies by conducting research on a self-selected topic. This enables you to explore and develop current knowledge in a chosen area of nutrition and health before you graduate.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by a dedicated and passionate team of lecturers and sector professionals.

You’ll work in exceptional learning facilities, including:

  • • Food laboratories equipped for sensory analysis, tasting booths, microscopy, and more.
  • • High-spec computer suites, including a dietary analysis computer package, supported by a team of expert laboratory and IT technicians.

Other ways of learning include: small classroom seminars, lab sessions, case studies and workshops. This increases your contact time with your lecturers and creates a supportive learning community where you can excel.

You’ll learn through practical activities as well as lectures, with discussions, presentations, teamwork, and feedback playing a key role in your studies.

The Nutrition and Health programme receieved exceptional scores from the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS). The National Student Survey (NSS) gathers students' opinions on the quality of the courses which helps to: inform perspective students' choices, provide data that supports unversities to improve the student experience, and support public accountability.

This programme recieved more than 92% satisfaction rate for the teaching and is also ranked top 5 in London for Nutrition and Dietetics with regards to teaching and academic support. 

Dr Sue Reeves

I am Registered Nutritionist and a Fellow of the Association for Nutrition, but I am also the Head of Teaching and Learning for the School of Life and Health Sciences at Roehampton. You will meet me in your first semester on the module the Principles of Human Nutrition and later in the module Nutrition of Population Groups. You might spot a couple of the books that I have co-authored on your reading lists, and in particular The Study Skills Handbook for Nutritionists and Dietitians that I wrote with Dr Yvonne Jeanes, is ideal for students who are just starting university. My research includes many aspects of diet and nutrition such as the role of diet in obesity, coeliac disease, and healthy and sustainable restaurants.  I am also part of the international research team known as Toybox Malaysia that has been awarded many grants for projects to improve healthy behaviours among pre-schoolers and their families in Malaysia. I also am an advisor on degree programmes in Malaysia and Singapore, which is handy because I love travelling. My favourite things about Roehampton are my wonderful colleagues who are great fun to work with, and our students who are as passionate as we are about nutrition.

Dr Sue Reeves

I'm a registered dietitian with clinical, teaching and research experience.  I teach on our BSc Nutrition and Health programme and lead our MSc Clinical Nutrition programme.  I enjoy engaging with our students, delving into the challenges of nutrition in practice and research. I am passionate about improving the lives of all who need to live gluten free;  considering the nutritional adequacy and practicalities of living gluten free and the evolving healthcare provision for people with coeliac disease. This extends to  my roles outside of the University where I am the Research and Policy Lead for the British Dietetic Association Gastroenterology Specialist Group, a member of the Coeliac UK’s Health Advisory Network and sit on the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee. I continue to find many areas of nutrition fascinating, I get excited by new and developing areas in nutrition and health, and am excited for the future of nutrition professionals. 


Astrid Hauge Evans

My name is Astrid Hauge Evans and I am programme leader for the BSc Nutrition and Health programme. You will probably first meet me during Welcome Week, and then on the Professional and Academic Practice for Nutritionists module during 1st year. I also teach on modules for 2nd and 3rd students as well as our Clinical Nutrition MSc students. My research focuses on diabetes, in particular how we make the hormone insulin and how that can be affected by many factors in our lives, including what we eat! I really enjoy talking to students about links between science, health and  nutrition and also about how they can develop their skills and professionalism to get the best experience when at university and afterwards. 


Dr Olah Hakim

Hello, I'm Olah Hakim, a lecturer in Nutrition and Health. As you journey into your second year, I'll be your companion in the fascinating module of Physiology and Metabolism where we will explore how the human body utilizes fuels and adapts to complex conditions like obesity and starvation. Additionally, I teach on the Nutrition for Population Groups module, covering crucial nutritional stages from pregnancy to childhood. My research focuses on the intersection of obesity and diabetes, specifically the link between body fat distribution and diabetes risk.


Push yourself further with real-world assignments.

Throughout the course, you’ll experience a wide range of assessments that enhance your understanding and practical skills, while giving you a taste of professional practices. These include:

  • online tests
  • written examinations
  • laboratory reports
  • presentations
  • essays
  • portfolios
  • practical assessments
  • research and data collection projects.

You’ll leave Roehampton with an in-depth understanding of both the theory and the hands-on applications of nutrition and health, ready to take the next step.



Shape the future of public health.

Our graduates go on to work in different specialisms within nutrition and health, such as:

  • Clinical Nutrition/Dietitian
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Eating Disorder Specialists
  • Food Policy and Advocacy

If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve.

Other choose to explore a diverse range of roles, such as: 

  • Nutrition Researcher
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Food and Nutrition Consultant
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Public Health Nutritionist

With our BSc Nutrition and Health degree, you can also continue to postgraduate study – researching improvements to people’s health in the context of the malnutrition, obesity, injury, and chronic disease. Or taking courses that prepare you for patient-facing healthcare professions.


Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

A-level / BTEC (or equivalent qualification) in a science subject or Home Economics (e.g. Food Nutrition & Health), Grade C.

GCSE (or equivalent) requirement: Maths, Grade C/4.

Contact us for further information.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

To be confirmed.

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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