Science Access course

You can study one, two or all three modules via attendance or online learning modes.


You may also move between modes, depending on your preferred BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy entry date, as this course has been designed to offer maximum flexibility with you and your needs in mind.



Attendance mode 

Lectures take place at our Richmond upon Thames facilities over a number of pre-scheduled weekends throughout the course. Starting on Friday evenings (from 6 to 8pm) and continuing throughout Saturday and Sunday (from 10am to 4.45pm).

In between lecture weekends tutors will engage with you via the course forums and core formative activities that support academic progress. All assessments are timetabled and pre-scheduled tutorials (in person or online) are built-in to further support your learning.

ION currently offers two entry dates for this mode:

  • October – June (teaching takes place every fourth weekend)
  • January – July (teaching takes place every third weekend)


Online learning mode

For those that are unable to study with us in person, our online course enables you study when and where you can, whilst providing the same level of student support and grounding in the necessary core science areas.

As with the attendance mode, tutors will engage with you via course forums and core formative activities. You will also be invited to attend pre-scheduled online tutorials, which provide you with an opportunity to connect with tutors and peers. All assessments are timetabled.

ION currently offers three entry dates for our e-learning mode:

  • October – June
  • January – July
  • May - December



In addition to the above, we also offer the following option for those prospective students who already have science qualifications but feel they would benefit from refreshing their knowledge:

eScience Refresh

If you already meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy or GradDip Integrative Functional Nutrition but feel you may benefit from refreshing your scientific knowledge, then our eScience Refresh is for you.

This option provides an easy way to engage with the subject matter by accessing a variety of online interactive study materials, videos and exercises for independent study at your own pace.


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