Why study BSc qualification in Nutritional Therapy?

Demand for highly qualified Nutritional Therapists is rapidly growing and a BSc qualification is becoming a necessity to increase public confidence in the profession.

A BSc qualification also has better recognition than any Diploma if you wish to practice abroad.

A BSc programme will also further enhance your evidence-based skills and help you practice Functional Medicine with a more authoritative approach.

In an increasingly more competitive market, a BSc will give you an advantage regardless of whether you wish to set up your own practice or choose to work for an organisation.

You do not need to give up your job to study with BCNH, however, to accommodate the 20 hours a week of self-directed study time, we recommend that you should have a 4-day-a-week work schedule.

Although the course work is challenging, we will help you in every step of the way to make your experience and studies at BCNH enjoyable. Please see the BSc syllabus here.


5cd72f656821a308e3330e15da1b2946BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy

The BSc (Hons) is awarded by the University of Greenwich (UG) and the programme is run by the University in partnership with BCNH.

We have a long and productive relationship with the University, which is involved in all aspects of the BCNH modules from course content, to assessment methods and quality control.

Our courses were originally credit-rated in 2005 (only 5 years after the founding of BCNH) and are re-accredited every 3 years in order to maintain top quality, degree-level standards. 

The BSc programme has been designed with flexibility in mind and is designed to be completed over 5 years part-time. By the end of the programme students will complete a total of 360 credits required for the degree (195 with BCNH and 165 with UG).     

As a degree student you will have access to the resources of the University, and gain many other advantages as the result of a student card (e.g. you may be eligible for a council tax discounts, access to libraries, etc.)

BCNH and UG’s enthusiastic, dynamic and highly trained academic team will provide you the support and motivation to help you achieve your goals.


Enrolment Requirements

  1. Basic IT skills 
  2. A minimum of 5 GCSEs (grade C and above, including Maths & English)
  3.  A level Chemistry (or equivalent in Chemistry). Candidates who do not have this qualification are required to complete a BCNH Science Foundation course first.
  4. Compulsory interview – all candidates who wish to study at BCNH must have a formal interview with a member of the BCNH academic team. Interviews can be done by attendance aBarkat House oSkype. Candidates are required to complete a BCNH Interview Form before the interview and email it to admin@bcnh.co.uk.

International students

Candidates who cannot provide evidence of GCSE and A level certificates for the above (e.g. holders of international qualifications), must provide evidence of an equivalent qualification.

A Statement of Comparability can be obtained from the following agency: UK NARIC. This is the company that BCNH & the University of Greenwich use to assess the equivalence of overseas qualifications to UK qualifications and they will be able to tell you what your qualifications are equivalent to.

If English is not your first language, you also need to provide IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a minimum grade of 6.5.


About the BSc Enrolment

All candidates who wish to study at BCNH must have a formal interview with a member of the BCNH academic team.

Interviews can be done by attendance aBarkat House or Skype. Candidates are required to complete a BCNH Interview Form before the interview and email it to admin@bcnh.co.uk.

Candidates for the BSc programme are screened by BCNH and can only apply to the University for the BSc (Hons) programme once they have been offered a place by BCNH.

Please check BCNH & UG course fees here before applying for the course.

Having an interview with us does not oblige you to register on the course; we do not believe in pressurised selling

The deadline for BSc enrolment (17-18)

Students can enrol on BCNH modules TWICE a year:-

15th August 2017* – September intake
25th November 2017** – December intake

*If you have missed the enrolment date, please do get in touch in case we may be able to ‘squeeze’ you in.

Once you have been accepted by BCNH, you will be able to apply for the BSc (Hons) programme run by the University.  Enrolment with the University takes place in September of each academic year.  

If you have missed the September enrolment deadline however, you may still be able to enrol with BCNH and begin studying the BCNH modules which form part of the BSc programme.  You will then be able to apply to join the UG BSc (Hon) programme in September 2018, transferring any grades and credits you have earned into the programme.

The deadline for late enrolment onto BCNH modules is 25th November 2017.  Students enrolling by this date will start the course with BCNH Module No 2 and will complete BCNH Module No 1 in the summer of 2018, before applying to join the BSc (Hons) with the University in September 2018.

Late enrolment will automatically prolong your BSc (Hons) study by a year. Nevertheless, you will be able to start practicing as soon as you complete BCNH Year 4 clinical practice.