Published: 20 November 2019

Top jobs with a nutrition and dietetics degree

Find out what you could do with a degree in nutrition and dietetics, and discover some of the jobs Surrey food, nutrition and dietetics graduates have secured over the past few years.

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The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Surrey is an innovative teaching and learning environment, ranked second in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and third by the Complete University Guide 2020.

Our students enjoy a range of Professional Training placement opportunities, close links to industry and attractive career prospects in the food industry, health service and beyond.


"After I graduate, I'm hoping to secure a graduate scheme position or graduate job in food technology in the UK. Being on placement has allowed me to discover how much I enjoy working and I'm really keen to gain more industry experience – especially in the technical functions – before deciding whether or not to pursue further studies."

       Mer Karnchanachari, BSc Food Science and Nutrition


Careers with a food, nutrition and dietetics degree

A degree in food, nutrition and dietetics can lead to a range of fulfilling and exciting roles. These could include:

  • Dietician
  • Food developer
  • Food technologist
  • Health and wellness coordinator
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Naturopath
  • Nutritionist.


However, a degree in food, nutrition and dietetics will also enable you to gain skills that would be highly relevant in other, more unexpected roles. These include:

  • Catering manager
  • Health journalist
  • Health service manager
  • Herbalist
  • Nutrition marketing assistant
  • Product development scientist.


"Surrey completely shaped my career path and gave me the tools and opportunities I needed to be able to have the career I want."

       Lauren Turner, BSc Nutrition and Dietetics


Food, nutrition and dietetics graduate jobs

Our food, nutrition and dietetics graduates have a strong track record for employability. In recent years, our graduates have secured roles including:

  • Public Health Nutritionist, Department of Health
  • Nutritionist, Whole Foods
  • Senior Dietitian, North Bristol NHS Trust 
  • Food Developer, EAT
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator, Epicure 
  • Process Technologist, Adelie Foods
  • Nutrition Graduate Scientist, Danone.

Some graduates have chosen to pursue postgraduate study.


"I've learnt how my degree can be applied in industry and it has helped me decide where to take my future career."

       Lucy Kershaw, BSc Food Science and Nutrition


"I look forward to having complete confidence when applying my skills in a professional setting and enjoying what I believe will be a very rewarding job, caring for members of the public."

       – Georgina Puchowski, BSc Nutrition and Dietetics


Discover more about our food, nutrition and dietetics degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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