In Years One and Two you’ll forge a solid understanding of the biological sciences. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of nutrition and integrate this with knowledge of other related disciplines. Modules will help you develop core study skills as well as laboratory and investigative (information technology and research) expertise.
In Year Three you’ll look at how nutrition influences health at the individual, community and population level across all stages of the lifespan. You will learn to evaluate scientific and lay literature, and develop other key professional skills such as communication.
In Year Four you’ll focus most of your time on developing your individual research project. You will also choose an elective module that interests you; either Health Entrepreneurship or Nutrition in Practice, which allows you the opportunity to develop a nutritional intervention in a population group of your choice.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC (standard entry) or BCCC (widening access entry) including Biology or Chemistry and preferably another science subject (Maths and Health and Food Technology are acceptable) plus English, Maths or Applications of Maths, Biology and Chemistry at National 5.
You may be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B.
You may require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
3 - 4 years
School of Health Sciences