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Liverpool John Moores University

Nutrition with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H518

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: It is expected that applicants have studied at least one relevant subject. Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken in a relevant subject area. Achieve a minimum of 88 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: Achieve a minimum of 88 UCAS Tariff points.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 88 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM

UCAS Tariff

88

?We are looking for students who are genuinely interested in nutrition and have the potential to make a difference to the health and nutrition industry. Applicants should be able to communicate effectively both orally and in their written work and possess the self-discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively while at LJMU. ??Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Nutrition

Gain knowledge of the challenges facing good nutrition for an active and fulfilling life and learn ways to combat the difficulties faced caring for and promoting health at both individual and population level.

- ?Course provides a holistic outlook of nutrition, covering scientific, psycho-social, cultural, political and commercial aspects of health care, health promotion and nutrition aspects of food production

- Opens up a wide range of careers within primary care organisations and clinical nutrition settings as well as roles in education, sports and exercise and the food industry

- Programmes consistently receive high scores in the National Student Survey for overall satisfaction

- All staff are research active and have been involved in producing internationally recognised publications

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Foundation Year (Level 3)

•Projects in Sport, Physical Education and Nutrition
•Personal Skills Development
•Lifestyle Behaviours in Sport, Physical Education and Nutrition
•Sport, Physical Education and Nutrition in Practice
•Health and Wellbeing in Sport, Physical Education and Nutrition
•Exploring aspects of Sport, Physical Education and Nutrition

Level 4

•Advanced Learning Skills
•Introduction to Food & Nutritional Science
•Principles of Human Nutrition
•Nutrition Today
•Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
•Society, Health & Behaviour

Level 5

•Nutrition in the Lifecycle
•Nutrition & Exercise Biochemistry
•Food and Health Politics and Policy
•Physiology & Nutrition for Performance
•Eating Behaviours & Appetite
•Methods of Enquiry

Sandwich Year Option

If you choose to enrol on the Sandwich Year degree, you will study at one of LJMU's approved partners. The programme will complement your study at LJMU and will give you the opportunity to develop professional skills relevant to your degree.

?Level 6

Research Project
Work Related Learning
Health Epidemiology
Applied Practice in Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We realise that all students perform differently according to how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include: exams (seen and unseen), written work (essays, reports, learning logs, dissertation, lab reports, posters, review writing and blog writing), presentations (group or individual) and practical assessments. In some modules you can even write your own exam question.

?Your tutors will provide formal feedback on your coursework and exams, but constructive verbal comments from both your tutors and fellow students will also really help you to identify your successes as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Education, Health and Community

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Allied health

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Therapy professionals

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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