About the course
Human Nutrition is one of the most exciting, diverse and practically pressing of the human sciences. This degree equips you with a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of nutrition in physiology, biochemistry, genetics and immunology, providing the theoretical, empirical and practical knowledge to investigate the links between diet and a vast range of medical conditions, health and social problems. In the second and final years you will learn how to apply your knowledge to a wide variety of pressing issues and problems, concerning the health of individuals, social groups and populations. You will learn about nutritional therapies for diseases and disorders, processes of food production and delivery, globally and nationally, the regulation of the food chain from pre-harvest to consumer, the scientific and ethical basis of food standards with reference to hygiene, storage, preparation and labelling, and the growing challenges of sustainability, public health and environmental crises. This course will help you to pursue careers in a wide range of areas in healthcare, working in the NHS, as a private therapist, in health education and public health. You can also consider careers in teaching, academia, research and the food industry. NGOs including charities are increasingly looking for people with an understanding of the problems of food sustainability and safety, so the degree is also useful if you want to work in an area such as international aid and development.
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Bachelor Degree
3 Years
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2 Years
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Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification)%0AEquivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.%0AMe
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University of West London

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The University of West London is a public research university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in Greater London, as well as in Reading, Berkshire. The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1992, it became a university and 18 years later it was renamed the University of West London.
The University of West London is ranked as the top modern university in London, 8th modern university in the UK and ranked as the 50th university nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2019. 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
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Brentford Campus - University of West London

University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford Middlesex TW8 9GA

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Our Brentford site is located 1.5 miles south of our Ealing site and is connected by a free, 10 minute shuttle bus service. School of Human and Social Sciences, College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare are located in the campus.