BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years (or 4-year undergraduate degree for students who take a placement and complete their Year 2 studies by June 2024)

Part time: Part-Time study is possible




Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


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.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology). Food Technology will be accepted in lieu of a science subject.

GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and two Science (e.g. Double Science or Biology and Chemistry). Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.