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The importance of food and nutrition for health and the reduction of disease risk is increasingly apparent and is an area that remains high on the public health agenda, thus ensuring a sustained demand for quality graduates in this area.

At Ulster University, we offer a range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level encompassing dietetics, food and nutrition and human nutrition. In addition, we provide joint postgraduate programmes in sport and exercise nutrition (with Ulster University’s School of Sport) and food regulatory affairs (with University College Dublin).

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Our degree programmes are mainly delivered by academic staff that are based within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), a world-renowned research centre in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Our programmes are delivered using innovative teaching methods via lectures, laboratory-based practical sessions, tutorials and research projects and all of our undergraduate programmes are underpinned by a professional/clinical placement ensuring excellent employment opportunities.

All of our programmes are accredited by professional bodies including the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Institute of Food Science & Technology, Association for Nutrition and the BDA Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). The agri-food sector is one of the most successful industries within the UK/Ireland and excellent employment opportunities are available within the food industry in a variety of areas including product development, quality assurance and marketing and in advisory roles in companies and public agencies. Our graduates also work within the NHS, health promotion, public health, nutrition research, sports nutrition and government organisations.

Student interview - BSc Hons Food & Nutrition
Student life - Coleraine campus

On campus courses

We produce high-quality and motivated graduates who can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian.

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UCAS code: B460

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Intensive 20 month course providing pre-registration training in dietetics for science graduates.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

We produce high-quality and motivated graduates who can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian .

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UCAS code: B460

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

Passionate about nutrition? Use your expertise to shape the future of nutrition in the food industry, government or research environments.

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UCAS code: B450

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Passionate about nutrition? Use your expertise to shape the future of nutrition in the food industry, government or research environments.

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UCAS code: B450

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

Intensive master's course in Human Nutrition for science graduates which is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

Intensive 12 month taught master's course in Human Nutrition for science graduates which is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

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

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UCAS code: B400

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

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

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UCAS code: B400

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

Coleraine campus

Online courses

The programme provides postgraduate training in food regulatory affairs.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

The programme provides postgraduate training in food regulatory affairs.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning

The programme provides fully online postgraduate training in food regulatory affairs.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

The programme provides fully online postgraduate training in food regulatory affairs.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning

Understanding key aspects of the science of food and nutrition in the context of regulatory affairs policy and legislation.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

Understanding key aspects of the science of food and nutrition in the context of regulatory affairs, policy and legislation.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

Understanding key aspects of the science of food and nutrition in the context of regulatory affairs policy and legislation.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning

Understanding key aspects of the science of food and nutrition in the context of regulatory affairs, policy and legislation.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning

Educating the Sports Nutritionists of the future

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

Educating the Sports Nutritionists of the future

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

The programme provides postgraduate training in Veterinary Public Health.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

The programme provides postgraduate training in Veterinary Public Health.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning

The programme provides postgraduate training in Veterinary Public Health with Food Regulatory Affairs specialism.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2023/24

eLearning

The programme provides postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs with Veterinary Public Health specialism.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

eLearning