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The world of nutrition is an exciting, thriving place to work. When you undertake a degree with us, there will be numerous opportunities to find a satisfying career.


Career destinations for nutritionists

Food retail chains and food manufacturers employ nutritionists to provide nutritional information and help develop products and menus with nutritional benefits.

Nutritionists can also work in health promotion through government organisations or for organisations whose aim is to assist people suffering from a specific illness.

You may want to work in a more clinical setting, as a nutritionist for instance, where you can - under supervision - improve the diets of individuals or groups or continue your training to become a Dietitian.

I just realised there was more going on, and so many opportunities that are so broad and you can get involved with anything. You're never restricted. People move around in the food industry all the time so you're never going to be stuck in one place and there are always going to be new challenges and new opportunities in every job that you take.

Hannah Pettit

BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Science

Excellent career prospects

Overall, 100% of Food and Nutritional Sciences graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation. (Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21 includes first degree Food and Nutritional Sciences responders).

A great way to get started

All employers look preferably upon candidates with relevant experience. Studying a degree with a placement year can help to achieve this. Our BSc Nutrition with Professional Training and our BSc Nutrition and Food Science with Professional Training both give you a year of industry experience.

When placements are successfully completed, it is not uncommon for employers to offer placement students a job when they have graduated from their course.

Professional accreditation

Our programmes in nutrition, and nutrition and food science are accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The AfN only recognises university courses that deliver evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level.

Graduates from AfN-accredited programmes are eligible to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists at Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) status.

Our courses are also accredited against the Institute for Food Science and Technology’s QAA Benchmark Statement for Typical Subject-Specific Knowledge and Understanding in Food Science and Technology.


Nutrition placements

Enhance your employability and build your network by applying for work placements during your degree. Opportunities include year-long and summer placements.


Read Hannah's story

The Department has great links with industry, everyone gets jobs, mainly in the food industry field.

Hannah Pettit

BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Science


Why study nutrition?

Study in a world-class institution on a course accredited by both the IFST and AfN and gain real-world experience with a placement.

Athena SWAN Silver Award
Assosiation for Nutrition