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Biology, food science, psychology. Nutrition brings many subjects together to understand the pivotal role food plays in leading a healthy life. In our food skills area and our biosciences labs, you’ll test how certain foods are produced and investigate their properties.

Because our course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, you can register as an associate nutritionist when you graduate. Complete a placement or join research projects as a student to prepare for jobs with the NHS, in health promotion, the food industry and more.

On this page you’ll find 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Nutrition, Food and Health at Edge Hill.


A professional food science laboratory and kitchen space enables Nutrition students to undertake a variety of practical work with foods in a purpose-built environment.

This dedicated space and the University’s modern Biosciences laboratories are used to test how certain foods are manufactured and produced, investigate the physical properties of food, and conduct sensory evaluations. You will also have opportunities to participate in enterprise initiatives and research activity using the Nutrition facilities.

Learning resources for Nutrition students include sphygmomanometers (for measuring resting blood pressure to indicate cardio vascular risk), bariatric and geriatric suits to experience physical and mobility restrictions, wrist-based global positioning systems (garmin devices) that measure exercise duration, energy expenditure and heart rate, and actigraphs which estimate exercise intensity and track sleep quality and duration.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 image tour
BioSciences 360 image tour

Videos and vlogs

Can food prevent disease? What nutrients do our organs need? How do we educate people about holistic health and wellbeing? Answer these key questions and more at Edge Hill.
An Edge Hill University student talks about their experience of studying a Nutrition and Health degree.

What our students think

I’m fascinated with what we put in our bodies and why. On this course you don’t just study the biochemical aspects of nutrition but the psychosocial aspects as well.

Lia Thorpe

BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Health

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Head and shoulders shot of Lydia Powner

Since I’ve been at Edge Hill I’ve discovered a confidence I didn’t know I had and I feel more inspired.

Lydia Powner

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health

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