Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours)

Get a taste for the science behind food and nutrition

Undertaking this Honours degree will help refine your technical and research skills, and escalate your interest in food and nutrition and how it affects the health and wellbeing of individuals around the world.

Through the preparation of a research thesis, you'll learn about the application of epidemiological techniques in terms of disease frequency, collect data on public health issues and be introduced to techniques that will assist you to assess public health literature.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) at UC and you will:

  • strengthen and deepen your knowledge and research skills
  • embark on supervised independent study and research projects of your choice
  • benefit from the academic mentorship and supervision of our approachable, world-class academics
  • learn about the application of epidemiological techniques, particularly in the areas of disease frequency
  • collect data on public health issues and learn how to critically appraise public health research literature.

Career Opportunities

Develop your advanced knowledge and skills, both practical and cognitive, that are prized by highly-regarded research organisations including: 

  • Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
  • Gene Technology Regulator
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Epidemiology and the principles of research
  • Food and nutrition Honours research
  • Research planning

Course specific

This course is open to students who hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant nutrition discipline or related area, with a GPA equal to or greater than 6.0.


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