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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B410

Master of Dietetics - MDiet

Entry requirements


A level

A,B

Biology and/or Chemistry. Must hold Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English at GCSE level grade C.

Any Access to HE course considered if it contains enough Biology and Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level. Also, Maths at Standard level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Biology and Chemistry and preferably one other science. Must hold Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English at Ordinary level O4 or Higher level H5 if not achieved at H3.

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

MMM

Applied Sciences

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC Applied Sciences or similar with Grade B in the graded unit.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Biology and Chemistry and preferably one other science. Must hold Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English at National 5 level grade C.

UCAS Tariff

88-102

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Dietetics

Dietitians have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of settings including but not limited to health and social care settings, private practice, the food industry, research related roles and government advisory roles. There are many strands of knowledge that you will master on your way to a career as a dietitian. This course has been carefully structured to integrate theoretical study in different fields with the practical experience to develop the skills required to work as a graduate dietitian.

In Year One you will study a range of modules that provide you with the fundamental knowledge, principles and concepts that underpin the practice of dietetics. You will be introduced to the role of the dietitian, the role of food in health, human physiology, genetics and biochemistry. You will also develop skills in communication, information technology and academic study skills. Students are also invited to begin to engage in our peer-mentoring scheme, which provides additional support during the transition to university life.

In Year Two you will continue to develop your academic study skills and further develop your knowledge and understanding of the concepts relating to health and nutrition, while beginning to integrate biological and social sciences. You will also undertake your first practice placement block. This will consist of two weeks on campus and two weeks within a Scottish health and social care setting.

Year Three develops your knowledge and communication skills further, begins to have a more applied focus and is more clinically orientated. This helps to prepare you for your second practice placement block (12 weeks duration) within various health and social care sectors across Scotland.

Year Four provides you with an opportunity to reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt on your placement at the end of Year Three. It also allows you to undertake an individual research-based project in order to develop your knowledge and skills in this area. You will also undertake your third and final placement block (12 weeks duration) within various health and social care sectors across Scotland. level.

Modules

Year One

Physiology
Contextualising You and Your Profession
Food, Lifestyle and Society
Cell Biology and Genetics
Biochemistry
Introduction to Food Science/ Evidence-Based Practice
Year Two

Introduction to Dietetic Practice (Placement A)
Nutrient Metabolism
Behaviour Change
Pharmacology
Nutrition
Health Issues in the Community
Epidemiology in Public Health
Year Three

Essentials of Dietetic Management
Nutrition Through the Life Course
Dietetic Management of Long Term Conditions
Dissertation
Disease Aetiology and Management
Developing Dietetic Practice (Placement B)
Year Four

Consolidating Dietetic Practice (Placement C)
Dietetic Research Project
Innovative and Emerging Practice
The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2020) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2021. Please check back here for any updates.

Assessment methods

You will be taught in face to face or online lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories. Outwith timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods (e.g. written and practical exams, case studies, written assignments and presentations) at the end of each module or semester.

Please see below for an idea of teaching, learning and assessment for this course for 2020 entry. 2021 information will be added when it is available.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Dietetics

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.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

51%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
A

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 and dietetics

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Health professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Sports and fitness occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

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

£21k

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£25k

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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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