**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Nutrition** Nutrition and the health of the nation is a topic that is prevalent in today’s society. Our Nutrition degree is focussed on developing graduates who are able to face the changing environment of contemporary workplaces, especially in consideration with the changes within the NHS. This degree is ideal for those who would like to become a professional nutritionist, or progress to further studies in the area of human nutrition, dietetics, public health or food science. The Nutrition degree at Liverpool Hope has been designed to develop the essential knowledge, understanding and skills that a nutritionist requires. The curriculum includes a focus on the **delivery of five core competencies** in nutritional science; food chain, social and behaviour sciences, health and well-being, and professional conduct. You will be taught in our new Health Sciences building, which features specialist laboratories dedicated to nutrition, comprising of **purpose-built food and nutrition laboratories** that fit into areas of clinical nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, food sensory analysis and food product development. You will learn from a **highly committed team of research- active registered nutritionists** with practical experience in nutrition, who are enthusiastic about both the academic subject and the quality of your student experience. **Social Policy** Social Policy explores the ways in which welfare provision is delivered in society, exploring who is eligible for support and who provides it. Our Social Policy degree is **multidisciplinary in its approach** and draws on ideas from sociology, economics, politics and geography. It explores a number of issues, including ill health and wellbeing, child welfare, unemployment, anti-social behaviour, educational opportunity, disability, homelessness, lone parents, mental health, globalisation, crime and immigration. Studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University allows you to explore the answers to questions such as should the state be the main provider of welfare and what roles should the private profit making or voluntary sectors have? How should scarce resources be allocated in society? How can we understand different approaches to welfare delivery across different historical periods in British society? Why do women and minority ethnic groups experience greater levels of disadvantage? The degree draws on an **experienced team of lecturers who are published in the field of social policy/social welfare** and are experts in particular fields of the discipline. The **Department is also a member of the national network of Social Policy** course providers and benefits from engagement with national subject debates. There are a number of fieldtrips to enhance your learning, and we also have annual research days where leading academics, civil servants and politicians come to talk about various social problems and social issues.