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Our Nutrition programme centres on diet and lifestyle choices, health inequalities and public health policy, food product development (including safety and quality), nutritional biochemistry, weight management and obesity, behaviour change, role of sport and exercise in health, nutrition through the lifespan, and on development of communication and practical skills for food and health professionals.

Course Benefits

  • You will be taught by a team of experienced nutrition specialists.
  • Professional work placements will enable you to develop your employability skills.
  • Focus on new product development.
  • Our strengths in provision include expertise in dietary assessment, product development, non-communicable diseases and the role of lifestyle factors in their prevention.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

The course will be delivered by a team of experienced nutrition specialists (Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians) with research and industry experience, supported by other academic staff with expertise in public health, health promotion, research methods and social sciences.

The programme will focus on new product development. This area is of particular importance to food manufacturers and retailers who are seeking healthier alternatives to existing popular products and new recipe formulations to meet the growth in demand.

You will be involved in research work in your final year and will have the opportunity to work with research active staff on relevant projects for your dissertation and in work-based learning.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include:
  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Food Processing
  • Physiology and Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Food and Health: Promotion and Marketing
  • Food Safety, Product Development and Quality
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Childhood and Obesity
  • Promoting and Communicating Public Health Messages
  • Nutrition and the Food Industry
  • Applied Nutrition: Dietary Management in Health and Disease
  • Aspects of Health Psychology

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM4452 - Professional Development and Placement 1
  • SHN4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4232 - Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • SHN4242 - Food and Health: Promotion and Marketing
  • SHN4252 - Physiology and Metabolic Biochemistry
  • SHN4262 - Nutrition and Food Processing
  • SHN4272 - Professional Development and Placement 1

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN5102 - Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise for Health
  • SHN5112 - Food Safety, Product Development and Quality
  • SHN5132 - Promoting and Communicating Health Issues
  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5192 - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • SHN5322 - Policy, Prevention and Intervention in Public Health
  • SHN5372 - Childhood and Obesity

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • PSY6052 - Aspects of Health Psychology
  • SHN6102 - Nutrition and Physiology Accross the Life Span
  • SHN6132 - Nutrition and the Food Industry
  • SHN6142 - Applied Nutrition
  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6182 - Healthy Weight: Practical Strategies
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6252 - Advanced Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.


​​A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module throughout your first year. These will contribute marks towards the module assessment and reward your engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language, Maths and Science (or accepted equivalent qualifications)​​.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

"I'm so glad I chose Leeds Trinity. Hard work and achievement are definitely rewarded here - it's great to have the chance to shine!"

Habiba Al-Mawakkat

Nutrition and Food

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

You can pursue a career in helping others follow healthy and active lives through the development of new food products, pushing for informed and ethical marketing practices or working in community health and nutrition settings.

Graduates can apply to be associate nutritionists, work as nutritionists, health trainers, health promotion managers, and nutrition advisers.

​​Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport Management which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 millionsports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel.

Sleep through your al​arm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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​​100% of our Nutrition, Food and Health students agree that staff are enthusiastic about what they're teaching (NSS 2016).


​​92% of our Nutrition, Food and Health students agree that the timetable works efficiently as far as their activities are concerned (NSS 2016).


95% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity in the top 25% of all UK universities for employability, and first amongst all universities in Yorkshire and the Humber.

2nd in the UK ​​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide 2015

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