Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing BSc (Hons)

Why study Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing at Abertay?

Embark on a fascinating journey to learn how food, nutrition and exercise impacts on our wellbeing and health. Explore the role of fitness and nutrition in promoting public health, and consider food and consumer choices from a safety, quality, and nutritional perspective.

Working in our state-of-the art labs, you’ll master analytical techniques and learn how to test food professionally. You’ll understand consumer food behaviour and how to influence and implement change to improve the nation’s health.

We teach you the fundamentals of food, nutrition and exercise, including:

  • Food handling skills.
  • The functionality of raw and cooked food ingredients.
  • The key social issues in nutrition, sport and exercise.
  • How nutrition, metabolism and digestion relate to diet and health.
  • How to analyse food and drink using a range of scientific techniques.
  • The nutritional needs throughout an individual’s lifespan.

For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you can specialise in other areas if you want to or carry on studying this pathway.

If you want to study a wide-ranging and flexible degree, then Abertay is for you. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. Plus, this course is aligned with the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for the PG Diploma in Home Economics teaching.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration
D610 UCAS Code

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