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Our Nutrition degree examines issues such as:
- healthy eating
- eating disorders
- politics of food and food production
- food poisoning
- organic foods
- the use of food additives.
Regular nutrition seminars keep you up to date in the latest developments. And the Nutrition Society, our student-led group, organises relevant guest speakers and activities.
We are home to the Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health (OxBCNH) which was set up to research the role of foods in preventing chronic disease. This allows our researchers and PhD students to inform our undergraduate teaching and provides our students with a strong research ethos.
As more nutrition-related issues feature in the media, government initiatives stress the importance of improving our diet and fitness levels. This creates job opportunities for graduates who understand the science and other issues around food. Our strong links with local and international food and nutrition organisations provide potential work experience and career opportunities.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
This course has been developed around the Association for Nutrition competencies, and covers:
- the food chain
- professional conduct
This course is divided into two stages:
Stage 1 (the first year, for a full-time student)
Stage 1 enables you to gain the level of knowledge, understanding and skills to progress to Stage 2.
Stage 2 (the second and third years)
This is the advanced part of the degree. In the third year you will have the opportunity to carry out a nutrition-related project. This gives you the opportunity to work with staff on current research developments.
In each full-time year, you need to pass eight modules. To graduate with an honours degree you will need to pass 24 modules over the three years.
If you are a part-time student you will take 1 - 3 modules each semester, and a maximum of 5 a year.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Some of our graduates pursue careers as nutritionists in hospital laboratories, health education, international aid and local authorities. Others go into product development in the food industry. You may also opt for teaching, research or further specialised training, in dietetics for example. The variety of opportunities is illustrated by the careers of four recent graduates: a dietician at a London hospital, an aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières, a product developer at an alcopops manufacturer, and a nutritionist working for Jamie Oliver.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.