This programme is designed to give you a high-quality and challenging education in nutrition and food policy with a view to opening a wide range of career options in food.
- Gain a career head-start by going on a placement as part of your course. You have a unique opportunity to learn from world leaders in research, nutrition and policy making; as well as guest lecturers from governments, charities, and the wider food industry.
- Learn to solve challenges in nutrition and public health at individual, community, national, and global levels. The course provides you with the skills and expertise to independently develop, implement and evaluate sustainable nutrition and public health programmes
- Taught on campus or through distance learning, this unique course offers a broad approach to nutrition and its interrelationships with human physiology, public health, sustainability, agriculture, culture, economics, social justice, food science and safety, and food policy.
- Enhance your professional, practical and academic skills, and graduate with the necessary grounding to go on to a career in private consultation, self-employment or other roles in the broader public or private sector (including in major food companies, NGOs, charities, and local, national and international governmental organisations).
Please note that this course is subject to final University approval.
The first year covers the foundations of human biology and nutrition. Core modules consider the major body systems in health and disease. Biochemistry, physiology, and basic anatomy are integrated with an introduction to nutrition and metabolism. Students receive a thorough grounding in the academic skills needed for successful study at university level.
Introduction to food and nutrition
Introduction to food science and technology
Nutrition across the life course
Poverty, housing and welfare
Health, illness and society
Academic and professional skills for higher education
Students acquire knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in Nutrition and Food Policy, and the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.
Food, public health, economics and the environment
The food system and food security
Developing complex interventions
Introduction to public health and epidemiology
Students develop a systematic understanding of key aspects of nutrition and food policy, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge. This enables students to solve problems and address challenges at the local through to global level. The dissertation module provides the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a topic of relevance to nutrition and food policy chosen by the student
Using research knowledge
Nutrition and food policy
Food, culture and society
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Teaching and assessment
A range of assessment strategies will be used throughout the programme to test your knowledge, attitudes and skills in all aspects of the programme.
The menu of assessment strategies used within the programme may include:
- Written assignments (including essays, and mixed media in presentation such as reflective blogs alongside recorded video clips or podcasts)
- Written examinations (short answer questions, multiple choice questions)
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2022/23
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/ 23 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2021/22 entry.
Future finance loans
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit our finance pages.
You will graduate with the necessary grounding to go on to a career in private consultation, self‐employment or other roles in the broader public or private sector (including in major food companies, NGOs, charities, and local, national and international governmental organisations).
Potential roles include:
- Management positions with food, health and policy organisations
- Public health, food and community development‐related roles, such as health promotion, public information and health training
- Innovation and nutrition roles within major food companies in the private sector
- Personnel and resource management posts in the private sector, local authorities and voluntary organisations
- Policy‐oriented work (including lobbying and advocacy) in the local, national and international government, or voluntary or charity sector.
- Research and evaluation of nutrition, health and food policy programmes and interventions.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Please note that this course is subject to final University approval.
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
For enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office
Complete the Admissions enquiry form
Call: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2022 should arrive at UCAS between September 2021 and 15th January 2022. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2022 will be considered only at City's discretion.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
- from inside the UK 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties:
- from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. On occasion we also work with external professionals to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.