Nutritional Science

At the University of Surrey, we’re proud to be one of the best universities in the UK to study or research nutritional science. We’re currently ranked 2nd in both The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and the Complete University Guide 2019, and 10th in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for Biosciences. We were also awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our teaching and research in food and nutrition. If you want to discover what makes us one of the best places to study or research food and nutrition, the proof is in the pudding.

Our Department of Nutritional Sciences is a hub of world-class research. Our staff are leading research in areas such as the link between diet and osteoarthritis, how fasting can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and the barriers to the use of sugar replacements. They’re also exploring how healthy people can develop heart disease, why using milk-alternatives could reduce your iodine intake, how insufficient levels of Vitamin D can affect child development and why Vitamin D guidelines need to be reconsidered.

Our students don’t just benefit from the exciting research going on at Surrey. They also get the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in their chosen field through our renowned Professional Training placement programme. Farya Mubarik completed her placement at Danone, Alice Goudie did hers at Nestle, Suan Yean Ong worked at Sainsburys and Ralph Newbold did his placement at Abel and Cole.

From our innovative research to our incredible placement opportunities, there are so many reasons to study or research nutritional sciences at the University of Surrey.

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