Department of Nutritional Sciences

The research mission of this department is to understand human metabolic demands for nutrients and to optimise their provision as safe and appropriate food.

About us

The Department of Nutritional Sciences boasts two highly recognised programmes in the UK with our food, nutrition and dietetics courses ranked number two in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and top-three in the Complete University Guide 2020. Our sports sciences courses are ranked top-ten in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and the Complete University Guide 2020

Final year undergraduate students who took part in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019 gave our nutrition programmes 100% overall satisfaction rate. 

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Our research exploring the links between food, nutrition and health has been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. 


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Recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017