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Nutrition

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

3 A Levels to include Grade B in Biology and Grade C in one other science (acceptable Science A levels are Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Physical Education).

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

45 Level 3 credits at Merit profile. These should include 15 credits in Biology and 15 credits in a second science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language 4/C Maths 4/C Double Science 4/C

IB 104 points with a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Biology and one other science subject (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

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

DMM-DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (optional units should include Biology and Chemistry related subjects). We will also consider applicants with a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (optional units should include Biology and chemistry related subjects) with MM profile, plus an A level science (Biology or Chemistry) at grade B.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Nutrition

This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and explores in detail the scientific basis of nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention.

On graduation, you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and can play an influential role in educating the public, promoting healthy eating and developing healthier food. In the first year, you’ll study basic nutrition, food science and psychology concepts and develop a fundamental understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and cell biology.
You’ll then move on to study more specialised areas such as disease pathophysiology, metabolism and how nutrition can play a key role in health and disease prevention throughout the life cycle. You will also study modules related to food industry and employability including the role of the nutritionist in food service.
In your final year, you will undertake a two-week work experience and will study public health nutrition, sports nutrition, behaviour change and contemporary topics in nutrition. You will also undertake a final year research project. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to choose from study abroad or take a year-long work placement in industry.

**Why choose this course?**
• University of Hertfordshire was awarded TEF Gold (2018), the highest possible standard for teaching in the UK.
• Active research community.
• Accredited by the Association for Nutrition. On graduation you become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and can use the ANutr qualification.
• Major focus on employability. All students undertake a 2-week work experience as part of their degree which contributes to academic credits.
• Optional 12-month industrial placement or study abroad overseas at one of our world partner universities as part of a 4-year degree.
• Practical experience in the brand new state-of the art Science, Diet and Sports Performance labs.
Other additional opportunities include:
• Dedicated student support from the School of Life and Medical Sciences Academic Support Unit.
• Teaching is complemented by lectures from visiting lecturers from industry.
• Active student-led Nutrition and Dietetics Society

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Dietetics and Nutrition

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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.

92%
high
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 and dietetics

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

81%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£22,153
high
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

84%
Health professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

Allied health

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

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

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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