Human Nutrition with placement year
BSc (Hons)

2021/22 Full-time Undergraduate course


Bachelor of Science with Honours


Faculty of Life and Health Sciences


School of Biomedical Sciences


Coleraine campus

UCAS code:

The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

Start date:

September 2021


Academic Year 2020/21

Our first term will commence as planned on 21 September and we will be prepared to deliver lectures and other teaching online for Semester One

Some on-campus activities will still take place, based on a robust local risk assessment, and priority will be given to using campus spaces for practice-based learning activities including lab work.

The University’s primary concern remains the physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, their families and the wider community. Nothing is more important to us.

On our COVID-19 webpages you will find further information for applicants and students, along with answers to some of the questions you may have.

With this degree you could become:

  • Graduate Trainee
  • Health Improvement practicioner
  • nutritional consultant
  • Project Manager
  • quality manager
  • Scientist
  • Nutritionist

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Glanbia
  • Kellogg
  • Lackpatrick Dairies
  • Randox Laboratories
  • Health and Social Care trusts


The BSc Hons Human Nutrition degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


Nutritionists elicit, disseminate and apply the knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences so as to promote an understanding of the effects of diet on growth, development, health and wellbeing of man.

This course aims to provide you with a comprehensive education in nutrition science and the related biosciences and their application to the maintenace of human health and in public health domains, the prevention of disease.

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About this course


Human nutrition is the scientific study of the foods we eat, the nutrients in foods, the fate of the nutrients when they are eaten and the effect of diet on health and well-being. Human nutrition, therefore, includes the study of the science of nutrition, the supportive sciences of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, pathology, food science, epidemiology and statistics, together with the newer biosciences such as genetics and immunology. If you successfully complete the programme, you graduate with a BSc Hons Human Nutrition and a Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) or Diploma in Professional Practice International (DPPI) or a Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) depending on your placement choice. As a graduate nutritionist you will have the skills to elicit, disseminate, and apply knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to promote an understanding of the effects of diet on human health and well-being.

We were delighted that the Course received 92% Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

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This is a four year full-time course.

Start dates

  • September 2021

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is a full time course. Students engage in lectures, seminars and tutorials. These are accompanied by practical sessions to enable the student to gain a deeper understanding of the taught academic materials.

Students are assessed using a range of methods including course work, presentations, group work, project initiation, development and output deliverables (critical appraisal of literature, research, writing a research dissertation, examinations etc.

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    The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

    Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

    • the relevant generic national Qualification Descriptor
    • the applicable Subject Benchmark Statement
    • the requirements of any professional, regulatory, statutory and accrediting bodies.

    Attendance and Independent Study

    As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until close to the start date and may be subject to some change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days and periods of attendance will be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

    Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules (more usually 20) and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

    The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

    Postgraduate Master’s courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

    Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.


    Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

    Calculation of the Final Award

    The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6, (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

    Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Master’s degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

    All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Master’s degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (18%) or Lecturers (57%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

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    The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise. The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff. This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

    Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

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Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

Year one


Year: 1

This module is designed to introduce students to the fundamental biochemical pathways, an understanding of which are necessary for the further study of life and health sciences. The structure, function and metabolism of biological macromolecules and the regulation of the pathways involved in their metabolism are discussed in detail

Human Physiology & Anatomy

Year: 1

This module provides an introduction to the study of human physiology and anatomy to underpin further study of the pathophysiology in health and disease.

Medical Cell Biology

Year: 1

This module will enable students to develop an understanding of the cellular basis of life and the relevance of studies of cell structure and function at the molecular level to human disease. In addition, it will provide a foundation for further studies in genetics, microbiology, histology and biochemistry.

Chemistry in Practice

Year: 1

This module introduces general descriptive, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and the principles underlying chemical properties and reactions of simple organic and inorganic compounds with applications to pharmacology.

Practical and Laboratory Skills

Year: 1

This module aims to provide students with the basic skills and techniques required to work safely in a laboratory setting, which underpins further study and practice in the life and health sciences.

Introduction to Nutrition, Study Skills & Biostatistics

Year: 1

This module introduces the basic scientific concepts of human nutrition and the principles of healthy eating, along with an introduction to learning in a university setting, including scientific information retrieval and handling. It also introduces the basic statistical methods essential to scientific analysis and the use of selective software packages for the analysis and presentation of data. Teaching methods include lectures, computer laboratory classes and tutorials.

Psychology Applied to Health

Year: 1

The focus of this module is to introduce psychological perspectives to examine contemporary health issues. The module will introduce students to the field of health psychology, and provide an awareness of the role of psychological theory to understand health behaviour. Important themes are the relationships between human behaviour and health outcomes, and the importance of psychological processes to understand and change health behaviours.

Year two

Global Innovation-led Entrepreneurship

Year: 2

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop enterprise competences, transferable skills and global perspectives. The module will be taught by lectures, case studies and tutorials. The module is delivered by blended learning where in class sessions are supplemented with lecture materials and other learning resources. Students will be required to create a new venture idea in the broad field of food and human nutrition, and carry out a group new venture planning project.

Clinical biochemistry

Year: 2

This module is designed to provide an understanding in clinical biochemistry sufficient to underpin further study in the biomedical sciences.


Year: 2

This module is designed to provide understanding of key concepts in pathology sufficient to underpin further study in the biomedical sciences


Year: 2

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the key concepts in immunology sufficient to underpin further study in the biomedical sciences

Food science

Year: 2

The module provides an integrated overview of food science and technology including principles of food processing, structure and chemistry of food components, elements of food microbiology and food safety hazards. Students are introduced to some commercial constraints relevant to the large-scale production of food that is affordable, palatable and safe.

Epidemiology and statistics

Year: 2

This module is designed to provide understanding of key concepts in epidemiology and statistics sufficient to underpin further study in nutrition science.

Assessment of Nutritional Status

Year: 2

This module is designed to promote an understanding of the fundamentals of body composition and the principles, uses and limitations of anthropometry and dietary assessment methodology for the evaluation of nutrient intake data and nutritional status of individuals and groups.

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle

Year: 2

This module discusses the changing nature of nutritional requirements and determinants of food selection through the human life cycle.

Practical Application of Nutrition in the Food Industry

Year: 2

Nutritionists have many pertinent roles within the food industry, from new product development to global food regulation. This module will give a basic introduction to topics such as food regulation, new product development, people in production and careers in the food industry and give students an insight to how nutrition is applied in the food industry.

Future Orientated Professional Skills Development

Year: 2

This module encourages students to focus on SMART Careers Action Planning to target experiential learning opportunities including, but not limited to, Diploma in Professional Practice placements, work and / or study abroad, part time employment opportunities', volunteering and internships, to further enhance their career prospects. It will allow them to understand and prepare for a and successfully participate in a range range of selection methods used in recruitment.

Applied Genetics

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module considers genetic defects that contribute to human disease with study of recombinant DNA techniques, human inheritance, chromosomal aberrancies and inborn errors of metabolism, carcinogenesis and ageing. Practical experience of contemporary molecular biological techniques is also provided. Advances in molecular genetics and the human genome project are also discussed and provide an appreciation of the potential for improved diagnostics and therapeutics

Biosciences for Nutrition

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module introduces Nutrition students to the basic concepts of Pharmacology, Genetics and Microbiology, sufficient to underpin further study.

Year three

Transferable Skills: Biosciences

Year: 3

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop transferable and study skills in a food and nutrition or human nutrition or biosciences context. Students articulate their knowledge of a topic drawn for their educational background, and also develop their scientific writing skills based on a specified topic in food and nutrition or human nutrition or biosciences. The module is taught by lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals.

Human Nutrition/Food and Nutrition Placement - Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP)

Year: 3

This module provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to gain structured and professional work experience, in a work-based learning environment, as part of their planned programme of study. This experience allows students to develop, refine and reflect on their key personal and professional skills. The placement should significantly support the development of the student's employability skills, preparation for final year and enhance their employability journey.

Human Nutrition / Food and Nutrition Placement -Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS)

Year: 3

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

Year four

Biochemistry and Molecular Nutrition

Year: 4

This module discusses the biochemical roles of the essential nutrients in metabolism, the possible aetiologies of major chronic diseases together with postulated nutritional involvement in the disease mechanisms. In addition, the module also reinforces for students the concept of nutrigenomics and the role of nutrition at the molecular level.

Nutrition Research Methodology

Year: 4

This module gives an integrated overview of nutrition and food research as the basis for advancing knowledge to inform practice in dietetics, the production and promotion of foods for commerce and health, and future research. The value of the scientific literature, and the rationale and inherent limitations of research are explained. Quantitative research methodology and a selected range of experimental approaches are described and critically evaluated. The module includes practical sessions, seminars, tutorials, a literature review, and a presentation.

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Research project

Year: 4

This module provides experience of the research process and involves the final planning, organisation, conduct, critical analysis and reporting of a substantial, independent, original, research study undertaken within the field of food and nutrition under the supervision of a member of academic or academic related staff.

Clinical & Molecular Genetics

Year: 4

This module is optional

The module considers in depth, key areas of genetics and introduces specialised topics based on recent advances and current considerations in the human and molecular genetics field. The application of available genomic/SNP data towards stratified and personalised medicine will be discussed.

Health Promotion and Nutrition Education

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides a broad overview of the concepts of health, health belief, health promotion and behavioural change and the sociological factors that influence that food related behaviour. It focuses on strategies for planning and evaluation of current health promotion and nutrition education, the scientific evidence behind nutrition policies and the principles of food labelling.

Sport & Exercise Nutrition

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides an introduction to the biochemical principles of exercise and sport, the role of nutrition and exercise in the prevention of disease and the importance of nutrition in athletic performance.

Clinical Nutrition

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module discusses the aetiology, prevention, dietary management and treatment of common nutrition-related diseases and nutrition support.

Diet and clinical medicine

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides an integrated study of the role of diet therapy in the treatment of disease. Building on the concepts developed in module NUT503 Clinical Nutrition in semester 1, it explores the rationale for and application of dietary modifications for patients with specific diseases and the means of evaluating dietary treatments. This knowledge is integrated with an understanding of the medical aspects of common disease states.

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

Grades BCC to include grades BC in 2 science subjects - 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B

Group A - Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology, Nutrition and Food Science

Group B - PE, Geography, IT, Single Award Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Environmental Technology/Science, Single Award Life & Health Science

Double Award Applied Science/Life & Health Science is acceptable as two science subjects.

Double Award Health & Social Care accepted along with a Group A subject - see above list

Provided the subject requirements are met you can substitute a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University for one of the A level grades.

Applied General Qualifications

Approved Science programmes only accepted - contact Admissions Office Coleraine

QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Award profile of DDM

RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Award profile of DMM (acceptable optional units 8 - 14, 17 - 22)

QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (inc. course if appropriate)

Award profile of DM plus A Level Grade B

RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (inc. course if appropriate)

Award profile of DM (acceptable optional units 8 - 14, 17 - 22) plus A Level Grade C

QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (inc. course if appropriate)

Award profile of M plus A Level Grades BC

RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Award profile of M - accepted as a Group B Science subject (acceptable optional units 8 - 14) plus A Level Grades BC to include 1 one science subject from Group A.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grades H3,H3,H3,H4,H4 to include H3,H4 in two science subjects - 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B

Group A - Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology, Home Economics
Group B - Agricultural Science, PE, Geography, IT

Applicants are also required to have Higher Level English and Maths grade H6 or above OR Ordinary Level English and Maths grade O4 or above.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades BCCCC to include two science subjects - 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B

Group A - Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology, Nutrition and Food Science
Group B - PE, Geography, IT, Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Environmental Technology/Science, Single Award Life & Health Science.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades CDD to include CD in two science subjects - 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B

Group A - Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology, Nutrition and Food Science
Group B - PE, Geography, IT, Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Environmental Technology/Science, Single AwardLife & Health Science.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 24 points to include 12 points at higher level to include two subjects as follows:

2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B.

Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology or Home Economics

Group B – PE, Geography, IT, Applied Science

At least 6 points must be achieved in one of these subjects and at least 5 points in the second subject.

Higher or Subsidiary Level in English Language and Maths at Grade 4 or above.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Pass science-based Access course with a minimum overall mark of 60% including a minimum of 60% in each level 3 module.

Pass GB Access Programe with a minimum of 12 Credits at Distinction; 30 Credits at Merit and 3 credits at Pass.


You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Maths and Double Award Science. GCSE Chemistry grade C/grade 4 can be offered as an alternative to GCSE double award science.

Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

Acceptable alternative qualifications include:

Pass HND with overall Merit to include 30 distinctions in level 5 credits/units may be specified.

Pass HNC with overall Merit to include 60 distinctions in level 4 credits/units may be specified.

You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard as recognised by the University (provided subject requirements as noted above are met).

For further information regarding combination offer requirements, please contact Admissions Office staff on T: +44 (0) 28 7012 3210 or E:

As part of your course you may have a placement/project that involves contact with patients and/or potential exposure to human blood/tissue. At that time you will be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form which will include information about your vaccination history.
Following screening of your form, it may be necessary for you to meet with a nurse or for a medical to be arranged with the University Occupational Health Physician. Depending on the exact nature of your placement/project you may require immunity from Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken pox and Tuberculosis and/or have completed a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations with subsequent positive serology results.
You will be advised further should the need for health screening and vaccination arise.

Exemptions and transferability

At the discretion of the Course Committee, and the agreement of the Course Director, you may, in some circumstances, transfer to other courses within the School of Biomedical Sciences e.g.the BSc Hons Food and Nutrition with DPP/DPPI/DIAS or the BSc Hons Biology at the end of Year 1, even though the modules taken on these other programmes are not exactly the same as the Year 1 modules for the BSc Hons Human Nutrition course.

Students with good passes in HND Science (Applied Biology or Chemistry with Biology) or who have a Foundation degree in Medical and Applied Science may be permitted entry into Year 2.

Students holding the BSc (Ord) Health Science and Physiology, from Sligo Institute of Technology, with an overall average of 65% will be considered for direct entry to final year following successful completion of a 3 week bridging course.

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Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:

High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include grades 3,3,3 in 3 AP subjects
High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include 1000 out of 1600 in SAT
Associate Degree with GPA 3.0

Financial Information

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries open to all international students, US students may apply for Federal and Private US loans

English Language

Level 12 English Lang in HSD

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Careers & opportunities

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Glanbia
  • Kellogg
  • Lackpatrick Dairies
  • Randox Laboratories
  • Health and Social Care trusts

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Graduate Trainee
  • Health Improvement practicioner
  • nutritional consultant
  • Project Manager
  • quality manager
  • Scientist
  • Nutritionist

Career options

The academic content of the programme, together with the experience gained from placement, leads to excellent employment opportunities within industry, nutrition research, health promotion, public health, personalised nutrition ie in the areas of metabolomics, nutrigenomics or in nutrition overseas. Many of our graduates choose to pursue higher degrees in the area of human nutrition or to complete a PGCE and become teachers of science, home economics or biology. Graduates may also pursue dietetics at postgraduate level by undertaking a postgraduate programme in Dietetics (e.g. PgDip/MSc Dietetics).

Work placement / study abroad

The placement takes place in Year 3 of the course.

In the placement module, structured work experience in the field of nutrition research, health education and promotion or the food industry helps students to appreciate the discipline and demands of the workplace and consolidate nutrition knowledge and skills acquired during the first two years of the course. The placement also provides the opportunity for the development of individual maturity, self-awareness and confidence as well as assisting students to assess their career direction.

There are 3 potential awards given for the successful completion of the placement year. Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP), Diploma in Professional Practice International (DPPI) or Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS). The award given depends on the location and nature of the placement.

Professional recognition

Association for Nutrition (AfN)

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) for the purpose of eligibility for Direct Entry Registration at Associate Level with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).


Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS.

Start dates

  • September 2021

Fees and funding

Scholarships, awards and prizes

There is an award for highest academic achievement presented to the student who has gained the best marks overall in their final year.

Additional mandatory costs

Current costs of the health screening and vaccination programme are approx. £35 - 155 depending on the vaccinations required.

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.


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Studying BSc Human Nutrition at Ulster University Coleraine has been a truly rewarding experience. The course exceeded any of my expectations, providing me with not only a comprehensive understanding of nutritional science but invaluable opportunities and enjoyable memories.

Not only have I been privileged enough to be taught by incredibly inspiring lecturers and researchers but I have also been given fantastic opportunities to broaden my personal and professional skills. Additionally, the range of modules available to Human Nutrition students at Ulster allowed me to tailor the program to my interests and enhance personal career prospects.