Summary: This BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition develops your understanding of the complex interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health and behaviour – all vital in the drive to reduce the incidence of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. How we go from ‘basic science to changing behaviour’ is key to the development of nutritional strategies. Course details: This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required by professionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector. You are equipped for further study, or for a wide variety of career opportunities, including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety, environmental health and new product development. The need for professionals with knowledge in food and nutrition is reflected in the employability data for degrees related to food, nutrition and health science* - 100% of respondents to the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education surveys (2012-13 and 2013-14) indicated they were in work or study within six months from completing their programme. This consistent exceptional employability performance reflects the high level of knowledge and skills our graduates acquire from our food degree programmes, and the value employers place on these. Our food degrees are also highly regarded overseas. We train academic staff from overseas partner universities delivering food degrees, and you will be studying alongside other UK, European and overseas students who have come to Teesside University to study for their food degree. *Our BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition degree was previously entitled Food, Nutrition and Health Science. After the course: This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Nutrition Society's Public Health Nutrition accreditation requirements. The broad base of the course offers a wide variety of career opportunities in nutrition and health promotion, the food industry and teaching, for example. For those with an interest in dietetics, the course provides a basis for entry to professionally accredited postgraduate courses. Science graduates can seek employment in sectors which include the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as environmental agencies, hospitals and government laboratories to name just a few. Graduates can also seek careers in teaching or scientific research. Between 80% and 100% of UK/EU full-time respondents to the latest available Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey (2011-12) indicated that they were in work or study within six months from graduating, with two programmes achieving 100% of respondents in work or study.