**Why study this course?** This extended degree in Human Nutrition includes a foundation year (Year 0), which provides an alternative route to higher education if you don’t have the traditional qualifications. You’ll go on to gain an excellent grounding in scientific and applied nutrition, preparing you for a career in public health. **More about this course** Your foundation year will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of biology and chemistry required to begin more specialised studies. This year will also help you gain a better understanding of what academic study involves. Throughout the four-year extended degree, you’ll study all aspects of public health, including the socio-cultural aspects, nutritional science and political and global issues. This broadened perspective is designed to prepare you for a career in nutrition in either the public or private sector. Some teaching takes place in our £30 million Science Centre, where you’ll get hands-on experience in food technology laboratories. This is complemented by an optional work placement module, which helps you get real-world experience.