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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The School of Biosciences offers a 3-year BSc (Hons) in Nutrition with a professional training placement during the Year-3 Summer Semester. This undergraduate degree programme intends to equip students with all the necessary skills needed to kick start a career in their respective field of study. Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food coupled with how the body uses them and their relationship between diet, health and disease. Through evidence-based research students will learn to identify fact from fiction with regards to dietary recommendations and healthy eating. They will learn how to handle and prepare food, where to identify key nutrients and the impact of processing on the nutritional quality of foods. Additionally, students will explore global issues in Nutrition including the role of food and diet in relation to health and disease. At Nottingham, our courses are delivered through conventional teaching methods as well as the use of various pedagogies and digital formats to suit the needs of our students. With carefully designed programme content and assessments, students are steered to become independent learners and critical thinkers.

Why choose this course?

In Malaysia, ‘Nutrition’ is included as a profession registered under the Allied Health Profession (AHP) Act 774. Nottingham’s BSc (Hons) in Nutrition is also accredited by the UK Association for Nutritionists (AfN). After graduation, students will be entitled to join the UK Association of Nutritionists as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr). Students can then apply to become a Registered Nutritionist after gaining 3 years professional experience as an ANutr. Our course is strengthened through our close network of industrial partnerships, with the delivery of selected topics provided by external industry experts. Students are able to enjoy and benefit from the experience and knowledge shared by invited guest lecturers. Industrial field trips are organised to enhance student’s real-life experience in different industries. For students wishing to further their education, they can opt for either our MPhil, MRes or PhD courses. Besides, the School is equipped with purpose-built facilities to assist students’ learning. For instance, our Biosciences Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, Instrument Laboratory, Centre of Excellence for Post-Harvest Biotechnology, Anthropometry Laboratory, Nutrition Analytical Laboratory and our Nutrition Research Kitchen.


Typical core modules

  • Food Materials and Ingredients 
  • Introduction to Nutrition 
  • Human Physiology 
  • Diet, Nutrition and Lifestyle
  • Statistical Skills for Bioscientists 
  • Food and Catering 
  • Food Hygiene and Safety

Typical core modules

  • Principles of Immunology
  • Nutritional Regulation, Physiology and Endocrinology 
  • Global Issues in Nutrition 
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Disease
  • Practical Techniques in Human Nutrition
  • Personal and Professional Skills for Nutritionists 
  • Genetic and Nutrition

Typical core modules

  • Nutrition and the Health of Populations 
  • Undergraduate Research Project (Nutrition)
  • Clinical Nutrition 
  • Changing Behaviour, Promoting Health
  • Professional Training Placement in Nutrition

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

A Level

BBC, including biology and chemistry, excluding critical thinking and general studies.

IB Diploma

28 points with 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level, including biology and chemistry.


BBC+ including biology and chemistry, excluding Pengajian Am.


1 As and 4 B3s, including biology and chemistry, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 82 including biology and chemistry.
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

77% average based on 6 subjects including biology and chemistry. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4, 4, 3, including AP Biology and AP Chemistry.
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case-by-case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.20 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.20 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme.

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, applicants must have at least a credit (normally grade C) in mathematics at SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/ High School Diploma or equivalent for an entry to Biotechnology. This requirement can be waived if applicants have obtained similar or equivalent grade at a higher level.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statements, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)


79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening,18 in reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

65 (with no less than 59 in each element)

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C


grade B+

GCSE O-Level:

grade C / 6

IGCSE (first language):

grade C / 6

IGCSE (second language):

grade B / 6


Band 4


grade B3

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points


IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation progression options

The Foundation in Science is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Science. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as chemistry, ecology, computer programming or psychology.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Supervision
  • Practical classes
  • Field trips
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Essay
  • Poster presentation
  • Practical write-ups
  • Research project
  • Reflective review


Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

How to apply


Malaysian studentsRM45,900 per year
International students RM46,000 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.


Nottingham’s Nutrition graduates are highly sought after worldwide. The vast majority of our students secure employment within 6 months of graduation or continue with further studies. Nutrition graduates go on to work in a diverse range of roles and markets with job titles such as; Nutritionist (public health, clinical), Nutrition Advisor, Food Scientist, Food Analyst, Project Manager, Consultant, Educator and Advocator in both the public and private sectors. Alternatively, many of our degree graduates who pursued academic excellence opted to further their postgraduate study within the Schools’ postgraduate (MRes / MPhil / PhD) programmes.

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills as well as providing essential resources and guidance that will assist you with job/course applications. They will facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities.

Graduates are highly sought after by both local and multinational employers. The skills and knowledge gained during Nutrition degree, can be applied in various industries including: the food and beverages sector, agricultural and plantation, healthcare products and services, and many others. Some of our graduates move onto roles in companies like Danone, Dutch Lady, Nestle Food, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pharmaceutical, GNC Oni Global, Carlsberg and Unilever to name just a few. Many have also continued their studies at postgraduate level and upon graduation have worked as researchers and academicians in either public or private higher learning institutions.

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This content was last updated on 23 August 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.