The bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics trains professionals to carry out a variety of health-related activities, in food service companies for individuals and groups, and who are equipped to lead future research in nutrition in specialist research centres or in the food industry.
The bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the UB trains health professionals whose responsibilities include assessing nutritional status, planning and implementing nutritional intervention programmes to promote health and prevent disorders and diseases, implementing food safety procedures, and defining suitable dietary therapies for clinical application, both at the level of public health programmes and in primary and hospital care. New areas of professional practice as constantly being created. Traditional scientific disciplines have advanced at an extraordinary rate, generating knowledge that can be used to tackle many nutritional challenges. Alongside this, new disciplines have emerged - such as proteomics or nutrigenomics - which create new possibilities in the development of human food and open new doors for professional development in the field of nutrition.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Pharmacy and Food Science
Branch of knowledge
  • Health Sciences
  • Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available

60 (excluding double degree)


Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan  68,3%, Spanish 31,7%
Admission grade

10.292 (July 2023, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsYes
Course detailsIndicators
Professional practiceYes
Profesión regulada--

nutritionist dietitian

Objectives and competences


The means by which to design and implement individual or community food regimes tailored to physiological or medical needs and associated with health protection, the prevention of disease, human nutrition and diet.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • Upper secondary school studies in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry, with basic notions of organic and inorganic chemistry.
  • English language competence, especially in reading.
  • Computer skills at a user level.
  • Interest in the subject of human health.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information


Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 66
Compulsory 132
Optional 12
Compulsory placements 24
Compulsory final project 6

List of subjects

Pathways and specializations

Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

  • Community food and health in the context of catering and food services in public institutions.
  • Food and health in such contexts as community, hospital and geriatric care, and dietary regimes in illness.
  • The food industry: consultancy, design and promotion of food products.
  • Public administration: health promotion and prevention campaigning.
  • Consumer advice organization.
  • Education in food and nutrition.
  • Publishing and the mass media.
  • Research.

Data from the university system in Catalonia