From fuelling our growth to helping prevent disease, food — and what we choose to eat — has a big impact on our lives.
Our Department of Nutritional Sciences is home to a vibrant research community and leading academics who’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in this increasingly important field.
96.9% of graduates in work or further study, according to official figures.
Our nutrition and food science programmes have been ranked number one in latest league table from the Complete University Guide.
The University of Surrey has soared from twelfth to eighth place in the Complete University Guide 2016 league table, including top ten positions for twelve of its subjects.
We asked a range of experts here at Surrey to offer tips and advice to help you with any exams you may have coming up.
Research from the University of Surrey has found that the potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health.
93 per cent of Surrey’s biosciences, health and veterinary research has been rated world-leading or internationally excellent by the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
"The facilities at Surrey are fantastic, with everything you need right on campus."
Farya explains why she chose to come to Surrey and how she benefited from her Professional Training placement year at Danone.
Dr Denise Robertson, Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Physiology, appeared in the first episode of the new series on BBC Two.
More than 150 graduates came together to mark the half century of Surrey offering students the opportunity to graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Dietetics and be eligible to practise as a UK Registered Dietitian.
"I chose to come to Surrey because of its reputation as one of the top 10 UK universities for nutrition and food science."
The University of Surrey has been named second best university in the UK for food science programmes in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.
The University of Surrey is among the top eight higher education institutions for student satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey.
Professor Tom Quinn and Professor Margaret Rayman share their research passions.
Professor Susan Lanham-New, Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, describes her research passions.
"Surrey's campus is one of the nicest I’ve seen. It has calm open spaces but is only half an hour from London – the best of both worlds!"
"I completed three placements during the programme to gain clinical experience. They were really enjoyable and allowed me to put the knowledge I gained from lectures into practice."
Alice reveals why she chose to come to Surrey to study Food Science and Nutrition.
Professor Margaret Rayman appeared on Inside Health to discuss selenium supplements.
The University’s four faculties got together on 16 January to celebrate the achievements of the three-year MILES programme and the launch of its successor, Collaboration Surrey.
Researchers from the Department of Nutritional Sciences are working on Europe’s largest ever investigation into vitamin D deficiency.
Professor David Blackbourn, former Head of the Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences, takes on new role.
Johnjoe McFadden, Professor of Molecular Genetics, will lead on work to boost the global impact of Surrey's world class research, enterprise and teaching.
Andrea Darling wins prize for multidisciplinary research into vitamin D deficiency.
Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology and Director of the Surrey Sleep Research Centre, named Associate Dean (research) for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Professor Jane Ogden discusses latest government recommendations on packed lunches for schoolchildren.
Sam Simister had such a positive Professional Training Placement while studying Nutrition and Food Science in the late 1980s that she has set up her own programme at innocent, the health drinks company.
From the impact of vitamin intake to the benefits of computational biology, the Festival of Research showcased the breadth of pioneering work being undertaken in our Faculty of Health of Medical Sciences.
New research reveals that iodine deficiency during pregnancy adversely affects children’s mental development.
Liver disease is now one of the fastest growing health risks in the UK. Paediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of childhood liver disease, affecting between three and nine per cent of all children and more than three quarters of those who are obese — and numbers are growing ...