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Nutrition

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics 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 Merit in 30 credits of level 3 modules with a high science content, particularly biological science and chemistry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3-M2,M2,M2

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics 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,B-B,B

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

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-B,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 (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology).

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

A-B

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

UCAS Tariff

96-141

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Nutrition

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a fragile global food system. You may be interested in empowering healthy communities. You may want to be part of building a sustainable global food system. We'll prepare you to take on these challenges in the post-pandemic world.

On our accredited course:

- you'll use the latest research to understand global nutrition challenges

- you'll combine nutritional science with practical techniques, and physiology

- you'll study the psychology behind food choice and behaviour

Practical work takes place across our Super Lab, Sensory Science Centre and Food Science Laboratory.

Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and use the ANutr qualification when you graduate.

Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:

- Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three

- Study abroad - options include our Malaysia campus, Australia, Canada, or Europe

- Computer Science year - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course

Modules

In the first year, you'll learn the basic principles of nutritional science. This covers the composition of food, the nutrients they contain and how the body uses them. Understanding how the diet influences health and disease.

In the second year, you will study evidence-based nutrition. You’ll use the latest research to understand global nutrition challenges. You will develop skills necessary to practice nutrition.

In the third year, you will apply your knowledge to topical fields, to prepare you for professional practice. You’ll study molecular nutrition, public health and sustainability. You'll also cover behavioural perspectives. You will develop professional research skills on your dissertation. Expert researchers will work with you on a one-to-one basis on a project of your interest.

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
£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.

75%
low
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

73%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
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

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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