Course Overview

This programme principally focuses upon Social Nutrition and Health within a community context. You will have the opportunity to study contrasting perspectives on social nutrition and health and examine how political, economic, social and cultural factors affect individual and group experiences of health.

Direct entry to Level 6 is available for those with a relevant Foundation Degree or HND.

To help inform your decision, our Student Ambassadors would be more than willing to share their experiences with you as part of the application process.

Course Structure

The programme comprises three years of full-time study. At each Level, modules provide you with knowledge, understanding and awareness of the links between social nutrition and health in a variety of social and cultural contexts. You will study social nutrition and health from a range of perspectives drawn from Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Health Studies. Elective Modules at level 6 allow you to further develop your particular area of interest.

Modules Covered

Level 4 modules:

  • Health Inequalities
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology and Human Development
  • Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
  • Diet, Social Nutrition and Health
  • Planning for Personal Development

Level 5 modules:

  • Inter-professional/Multidisciplinary Practice
  • Community Food Work
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
  • Food and Health
  • Fieldwork Placement
  • Critical Analysis and Research Methodology

Level 6 modules:

  • Independent Research Project
  • Issues in the Application of Nutrition
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Policy Issues

Elective modules:

  • Food Education
  • Global Issues in Health and Development
  • Managing a Health and Social Care Organisation
  • Critical Approaches to Holistic Health
  • Perspectives in Food Technology

Learning Methods

The course aims to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and development of independent study skills to succeed at Honours Degree level. You will develop a deeper understanding of the application of theory to practice and will acquire evaluation skills through the progressive building of research skills over all three years of the course, undertaking increasingly independent practitioner research activities in a range of modules. Study skills support is available to you in drop-in workshops and individual appointments.

You will interact with the curriculum through involvement in student led seminars, presentations and discussions. The development of independent learning and leadership skills, including self-evaluation and conscious awareness of effective learning techniques is promoted through interactive teaching approaches such as personal tutorials, e-mail and Moodle.

You will be supported to carry out an independent research project at Level 6.

Teaching Methods

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and independent focused research for the Dissertation module. Blended learning through Moodle (the college virtual learning environment) is used in all modules.


You will be assessed by undertaking a range of formative and summative assignments including:
• Personal Development Planning portfolios
• Work Based learning activities and written reflections upon these
• A range of practical tasks and evaluation of these
• Individual and group presentations
• Essays and reports
• Some modules (a small number) are assessed by examination .

Work Placement/Fieldwork

Your supervised placement is at Level 5 (Year Two). Here you have the perfect opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to explore  the links between college-based  theory and practice.

What's Next?

The course will lead you to a range of professional roles in community and health promotion settings, particularly social nutrition and healthy living, which is of growing importance in contemporary society.

On graduation, you could progress to a PGCE Secondary (KS 2/3, 11-18 age ranges) Design (Food/Technology) or a Masters qualification in a related field.

Did You Know?

You will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests – helping to support your personal growth and development.

Entry Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points.

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Direct entry into Level 6 is available for candidates with relevant Foundation Degrees or HND.

We require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check for admission to this course.

Standard entry qualifications are passes in five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C or above (one of which must be English Language) and two A levels, or the equivalent, such as AS levels, BTEC, GNVQ Advanced, or successful completion of an accredited Access course.

You will be invited for an interview and skills assessment prior to the offer of a place on the course.

The programme caters for a range of applicants and welcomes applications from students with skills acquired in practice in a variety of health and social welfare roles or on short courses.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

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