601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

Nutrition and Health - Coventry University

Food and drink production is now the largest industry in Europe, but food has become much more than simply a biological necessity. Scientists are not only needed to ensure food remains nutritious, safe and of high quality, but also to further our understanding of the long-term health effects of changing dietary habits. Capitalising on the expanding field of nutrition, this exciting degree explores the physiological, biochemical and psychosocial aspects of nutrition, as well as public health and health promotion, food science, legislation and food safety. Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop your academic, practical and professional skills. You will be taught in a variety of settings, including laboratories and a purpose-built kitchen for nutritional testing sessions, so that you have the chance to develop the analytical and practical skills required by employers – working with accuracy and precision to obtain data and results. You’ll have the chance to gain hands-on experience of a wide range of scientific techniques, such as sample extraction, purification and analysis. Assessments are designed to mimic real life scenarios, such as analysing nutrient intake from food dairy, developing dietary interventions and designing health promotion campaigns. At Coventry University, our experienced teaching staff aim to bring a range of professional and research expertise into their teaching. You will be given the opportunity to undertake a short work placement or a professional work placement for one year either in the UK or abroad. We also offer sponsored summer studentships in a variety of related areas and projects in schools to enhance your employability (subject to application and availability). Employment opportunities in food and nutrition are extensive and varied. The health and fitness industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy. Within the private and public sector, there is an increasing demand for skilled nutrition professionals to implement new initiatives to deliver on public health and activity targets in the fight against illness and obesity. There is also a large regulatory framework overseeing the food industry, with roles for food inspectors and analysts. **Key Course Benefits** * Free access to specialist computer software for assessing the nutritional adequacy of dietary intake, such as Food Composition Table and Nutritics * Strong network of professional agencies and potential employers – including food processors and manufacturers in addition to analytical food testing laboratories as well as local government agencies. * Based in multimillion pound state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building which provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring access to state of the art laboratories and analytical equipment. * Well-established academic and practical support systems for students, includes weekly ‘drop-in’ surgery sessions for students to talk to staff about academic material, general study skills and personal problems. * Staff research expertise and high quality publications in the disciplines of: biochemistry, cell biology, genomic and molecular biology, microbiology, pharmacology, food chemistry and analysis, nutrition and physiology. * Gain hands-on experience of a wide range of laboratory techniques such as methods for proximate analysis, texture and rheometry testing alongside more traditional analysis of volatile and non-volatile food materials using GC-MS and HPLC as examples. * Support applying for short and long-term placements in laboratory and industrial settings to gain the experience employers desire. * Opportunity to apply for registration as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) by submitting a portfolio of evidence after graduation (please see the Association for Nutrition website for up-to-date information about the application process and fees).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250