One of the top ranked Food Science and Nutrition schools in the country, we offer a Nutrition programme that develops your understanding of the science underpinning the relationship between diet and health. This programme is professionally accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and Institute for Food Science and Technology.
Food-health issues are regarded by many as being as important as global warming. Nutrition is a fast-moving discipline that focuses on understanding the role of diet in maintaining a healthy human body and preventing disease. Nutritionists play an important role in providing evidence-based nutritional guidance.
On this course, you’ll examine the scientific, social and ethical considerations that inform the nutrition profession. You’ll develop a deep understanding of the scientific basis underlying nutritional recommendations. You’ll examine nutritional issues in the context of key topical issues, such as the global obesity problem.
The School of Food Science and Nutrition is ranked highly in several league tables. Most recently, we were ranked:
- 2nd in The Guardian University Guide
- 2nd in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
- 2nd in The Complete University Guide
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry or studying at a university abroad, both of which provide valuable experience and help your personal development. Both of these schemes add an additional year to your course, taking the total course length to 4 years. There is also the option, subject to satisfactory academic performance, to transfer to the MSci, BSc Nutrition (Industrial) degree, on which your industrial placement replaces the third year of your degree.
Our industrial placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain work experience in an industry relevant to your degree and interests. Our students often describe this industrial experience as an invaluable part of their degree and one which stands them in good stead for their future careers.
The study abroad year enables you to gain insight into the study of nutrition at one of our partner universities overseas. Many students have found this to be extremely worthwhile in helping broaden their horizons in terms of learning about a new culture and improving their foreign language skills.
Accredited by the Association of Nutrition (AfN)
AfN accreditation supports the development of nutritionists’ skills by recognising university courses that deliver evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level. Our accreditation assures that our courses meets the quality standards established the AfN.
Studying an AfN-accredited nutrition course means that upon graduation you’ll be eligible to become a registered Nutritionist.
Accredited by the Institute for Food Science and Technology
This accreditation signifies that Leeds offers the best possible food-related education, giving students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into employment in the food industry, research, education and the public sector.
Studying an accredited degree programme can help you to stand out to employers because it assures them that you meet the standards of the food profession.