Flexible study, outstanding support.


At ION, we understand the need for flexibility. Our undergraduate course is a part-time, modular course, offered in both campus and distance learning modes.  The degree can be completed over a four and a half to eight-year period, allowing you to study alongside your professional or personal commitments.

Regardless of how you study, we will ensure you are practice-ready by the time you graduate with us. Both study modes are fully supported by a range of carefully created materials, webinars, forums and information via our innovative virtual learning campus, RelION. 

Added flexibility

A variety of engaging teaching methods are used. All lectures are recorded to give you the opportunity to watch them at your convenience, and to embed and enhance your learning and understanding. Module coordinators will engage with you via course forums and core formative activities. You will also be invited to attend pre-scheduled online tutorials to provide you with an opportunity to connect with tutors and peers. As you progress through the degree, contact will lessen as you become more self-directed and ready to enter practice. All assessments are timetabled in advance. 

Study mode comparison



Distance learning

Course code




8-10 weekends per year

8-10 weekends per year via live stream/recordings


Bloomsbury, Central London and Richmond

Online and Richmond, London

Compulsory attendance

Clinical Practice 1 and 2 modules contain compulsory attendance. Timetables for these modules will be released as they become available and are subject to change.

Clinical Practice 1 and 2 modules contain compulsory attendance. Timetables for these modules will be released as they become available and are subject to change.

Learning - anywhere, anytime

By using the very latest in online learning and communication technologies, we ensure that all students, no matter where in the world they are, feel connected to the team here at ION and have access to exactly the same education, training and support as those studying here with us in the UK.

Whether you choose to study here with us at our London campuses or via distance learning, from home, we aim to provide you with the most supportive and personal learning experience possible.

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy students without recognised prior learning in clinical practice are required in their third and fourth years to attend ION Richmond to undertake their clinical practice.* This is an essential and compulsory part of the course and key to preparing you to practise once qualified. This will also provide an excellent opportunity to connect with ION staff and peers face-to-face, and to explore London and the UK.

For distance learners we offer:

  • A 24/7 virtual learning platform with a range of carefully designed materials
  • Skype seminars, live streaming and ‘on demand’ video lectures
  • The same support and services as UK students, regardless of location
  • Networking opportunities and careers support for all students, regardless of mode
  • The same tuition fees for all students, UK and international

* It is important to note that non UK/EU passport holders or those with visas may spend no more than six months in any given year studying here in the UK.

For more information on student visas, visit: www.ion.ac.uk/international-students


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