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Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition


Newcastle University

Bachelor of Science with Honours
in Food & Human Nutrition

This programme will be admitting its last intake in AY2016/2017.

The science of Food and Human Nutrition explores the links between diet and health. By understanding how individual food components are digested, absorbed and utilised, their effects on the human body can be manipulated to improve health. Food and Human Nutrition also studies the factors that influence consumer food choices, for example, how consumers respond to food marketing and their impact on health.

This degree programme encourages students to develop an informed interest in the science of food, consumer behaviour, human nutrition and health.

Students will study the impact of nutrition on health and disease from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations, as well as the impact of food composition on its nutritional value, quality and consumer acceptance. They will learn to improve food quality and health through the development and use of functional foods and natural products. The importance of sustainable food production and how food producers, retailers and consumers respond to global food issues are also key topics in the course.

Nutritionists excel in research, planning, dietary consultancy and marketing in the food manufacturing and retailing, sports and healthcare industries.


Newcastle University
Food & Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons)

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2


Newcastle University
Food & Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons)

Applicants must note the following additional English requirements for this programme:

(To be submitted before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Food Science & Nutrition*
  • Food Science*
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy Science

Republic Polytechnic

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Nutrition and Formulation Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Process Technology (Food Technology Option)*
  • Food Science & Technology*
  • Nutrition, Health & Wellness*

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Applied Food Science & Nutrition*
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Science & Technology*
  • Pharmaceutical Science

*Depending on GPA performance and application numbers, applicants with these diplomas will be given priority over those from other biology-related programmes.


Newcastle University
Food & Human Nutrition, BSC (Hons)

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)


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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student!
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

“Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe,
the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic
buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone
not wanting to go back again.”
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)



Newcastle University
Food & Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons)

For admission-related queries, please email to
For general and programme-related queries, please email to


Associate Professor Susanna Leong
Programme Director

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Ms Lisa Koh
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes

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