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Robert Gordon University

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B401

Master of Dietetics - MDiet

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

to include Biology and Chemistry. English and Maths are required at GCSE grade 6/B or above if not held at A Level.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

Pass 60 credits to include at least 45 credits at Level 3 grade merit in a science related discipline. Biology and Chemistry required at Higher Level.

HNC (BTEC)

P

In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications

HND (BTEC)

P

In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

To include Higher Level Biology and Chemistry at grade 5. Maths and English are also required at Standard Level grade 4 or above.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at O2 if not held at Higher.

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

DMM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. Biology and Chemistry required at Scottish Higher/A-Level equivalent.

Acceptable

Scottish HNC

Pass

In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications alongside Higher Chemistry

Scottish HND

Pass

In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at National 5 Level grade B if not held at Higher.

UCAS Tariff

102-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Nutrition

As a Dietician you will be a registered health professional who uses knowledge about food, science and the human body in health and disease to educate and give practical advice to patients, colleagues, clients, carers and the general public. You will have the ability to work with patients to change lives, and contribute to the welfare of society.

This course will allow you to extend your competence, knowledge and skills beyond those required of an entry-level practitioner in order to enhance your employability and prospects, and support the public health agenda.

You will develop skills in empowering individuals, groups and communities to change diet and lifestyle behaviours, and will practice your skills through simulated and inter-professional learning opportunities. Uniquely, you will have the chance to select an elective module, and to earn additional qualifications as you complete the course.

This course is now a Master’s programme which was re-accredited from a BSc (Hons) ranked 1st in the UK for Food Science - The Complete University Guide, 2019 League Table, published in 2018.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Aberdeen

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

86%
med
Nutrition

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

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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

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
100%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Health professionals
6%
Engineering professionals
3%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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