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Nutrition and Dietetics

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

at least two science-based subjects at A level (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.

Overall pass with Distinction in 30 credits of level 3 modules with a high science content, particularly biological science and chemistry plus 10 credits achieved at Merit or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2-D3,M2,M3

Including two science-based subjects (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology) at Higher Level and English language.

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

DDD-DDM

Science-based BTECs accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A-A,B

In two science-based subjects (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades AABBB-ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AA-AB in two science-based subjects (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level (chemistry essential; biology preferred as second science subject, but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology).

UCAS Tariff

104-147

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Nutrition

Dietetics

On this integrated masters degree, you'll apply your scientific knowledge to diet, nutrition and health. Accredited by the British Dietetic Association, you'll gain all the professional skills to succeed as a registered dietitian.

You'll be taught by experienced registered dietitians, and have regular contact with specialist practising dietitians. This ensures that your training is current, and gives you a vital insight into your future career.

Three practice placements give you first-hand clinical experience. These can take place in either hospital or community dietetic departments.

Teaching is based on Sutton Bonington Campus and you'll use our specialist facilities to build your scientific and communication skills:

- Clinical Skills Suite - includes a diet laboratory and the latest anthropometric measuring tools including:

- Super Lab - a new technology enhanced teaching laboratory

Modules

In the first year, you'll study nutrition and biochemistry. You'll learn about the role of a registered dietitian and the skills required. At the end of the year, there is a short practice placement over the summer.

In the second year, you will study food composition, including menu planning, costing, recipe analysis and food labelling. You’ll build upon your skills in dietetics and communication. Applied science topics include nutritional regulation, physiology and endocrinology.

In the third year, you will apply your knowledge to a range of conditions and age groups. You’ll study clinical pharmacology, public health and behavioural management. You will develop core clinical skills on your 12-week full-time placement over the summer.

The final year combines a further 12-week practice placement, your research project and advanced dietetics. You'll learn about dietary management in specialist areas, and cover management, leadership and professionalism. Research projects can relate directly to nutrition and human health.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sutton Bonington Campus

Department:

School of Biosciences

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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.

80%
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Nutrition
80%
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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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

78%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
82%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Health professionals
5%
Sports and fitness occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Health professionals
5%
Sports and fitness occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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£27k

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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