Undergraduate Courses

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science

Key Features:

  • Validated by Middlesex University
  • Distance  Education
  • Available to study full-time (3 years) or part-time (4-6  years)
  • Opportunities to start throughout the year with main entry points in January, March and September
  • Can be combined with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) as an accredited route to Nutritional Therapy practice

Entry Requirements:

  • ‘A’ levels A-C or equivalent in Human Biology & Chemistry (or similar subjects), OR CNELM’s Bioscience Entry modules: Chemistry & Human Biology
  • GCSE in mathematics, or equivalent, OR CNELM’s Maths Foundation module
  • GCSE in English Language or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is the standard requirement for applicants where English is not your first language
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, internet browsing and use of email

NB: GCSE and ‘A’ level, or equivalent qualifications accepted within a 5-year currency or demonstrating continued application in the workplace.


Whether wishing to pursue a career in industry, nutrition research, education, public health and community work or in personalised nutrition practice this course provides the necessary health sciences that underpin nutritional science and personalised nutritional therapy practice. This course integrates a systems biology and functional nutrition approach to understanding health and illness, together with the research approaches necessary to support public health and personalised nutrition interventions.

You will learn about the nutrition industry from farm to fork, the complexities of product development, and the use of natural products. You will have the opportunity to work independently and in groups with peers; to engage in collaborative research projects and to develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills as individuals and as part of a team.

After graduation you should feel prepared to enter the workplace at multiple levels, including:

  • Research, development and technical support for a wide range of companies, including testing laboratories, supplement manufacturers & distributors, food manufacturers and suppliers
  • Nutrition and health education including health writing and teaching the public and professionals
  • Work within community settings to assist in the development of sustainable ‘healthy’ communities
  • Combined with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma, to practice as a nutritional therapist

This programme is validated by Middlesex University. It is also available to study full-time or part-time.

For students able to attend the Centre there are at least two opportunities each term to attend extra-curricular  one-day sessions relevant to all students registered on degree courses. You will have the opportunity on these days to network with other students at different stages of their course, and for some days graduates as well. Extra curricular days are recorded and made available to students unable to attend the Centre.

Study Progression
  • A popular option for current and prospective students is to combine this course with the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma as an accredited route leading to nutritional therapy practice.
  • Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science can also apply to join the postgraduate Personalised Nutrition programme at CNELM or apply to other universities or colleges to study at Masters or Doctorate level.
  • Graduates can also apply to take a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics though places are limited.
  • On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science degree, you can apply to continue your studies at Middlesex University by taking either a taught postgraduate programme or a research programme.

For further details on the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science, including Study Options, Course Outline and Fees, please refer to our 2016 Prospectus.

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CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MU). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and quality assured by MU. You will receive an MU award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.

NS3UK Ltd/ta CNELM has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10020099.

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making acceptable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Specific Course Designation.