Nutrition and Health (extended degree)

Undergraduate Extended Degree

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  • Provides a firm foundation in biochemistry, physiology and psychology that you will need to work as a nutrition professional.
  • Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.
  • Gain a strong foundation in key elements required for studying Nutrition and Health BSc at degree level.
  • Taught by leading experts in their field, in excellent facilities, including a food lab with sensory analysis tasting booths and biomedical and microbiology labs. 
  • We are ranked the 5th university in London for Nutrition and Health (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • 92% student satisfaction on this course (NSS 2019).


Improve human health and wellbeing by studying a BSc Nutrition and Health at Roehampton, where you will gain insight into the science behind what we eat.

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This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition

The BSc Nutrition and Health extended degree programme includes a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Nutrition and Health at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The Foundation year is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with subject specific knowledge as a basis for success in your following three years.

You will explore how good nutrition enhances wellbeing, and can help manage or prevent disease, and look at the latest science to analyse the link between food and health, and how that can be applied to individuals, the public and groups such as athletes and older adults. 

The degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives. 

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

Throughout your time with us, you will be supported in a welcoming and diverse community of staff and students, on a beautiful parkland campus. You will have access to our state-of-the art facilities and excellent laboratories, including our food lab, with sensory analysis tasting booths, and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing. 

We offer innovative modules such as Advances in Nutrition, where you’ll explore recent developments and innovations in the field of nutrition, including the role of ‘omics’ technology, interactions between diet, genes and disease, and the role of various nutrients. Other interesting modules include Nutrition of Population Groups, which explores how different stages of life can determine nutritional status and requirements, and Food Science, where you’ll gain insight into the science behind food production, quality and safety. 

Foundation Year

  • You will complete core modules in English and Mathematics, as well as an extended project which will develop your skills in carrying out research, using scholarly sources, drawing comparisons between your own research and that of others and documenting your findings.
  • You will study two modules in Life Sciences which will give you the opportunity to explore methods of scientific thinking and reasoning in an enquiry-based way.
  • You will also be introduced to key concepts in human physiology that are common cornerstones of the different degree programmes.
  • There is also a Disciplinary Investigation module where you will demonstrate the ability to utilise the academic and subject-specific toolkit acquired through previous modules to manage your own learning, and in partnership with your tutors, negotiate, plan and carry out an investigation into the chosen topic.

Year one

  • Begin exploring the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism, as well as aspects of psychology that can influence food intake.  
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between food, nutrition and health.

Year two

  • Build your research skills to prepare for your research in year three.  
  • Embark on specialised studies of particular aspects of nutrition such as food safety and dietary assessment.  
  • Examine barriers to healthy eating to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation.

Year three

  • Conduct your own research project on an area of nutrition of your choice, under the guidance of one of our expert tutors.
  • Advance your specialist knowledge and add to your understanding of aspects of health and disease that are influenced by diet.

You could go on to work in the NHS, in areas such as health policy or health promotion, or become a public health nutritionist. Some of our graduates have taken their skills into the food and beverage industry, working in product development or food safety. You could also go on to further study and research at postgraduate level. 

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They 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. 

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.

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