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Bath Spa University

Human Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nutrition
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A Level - Grades BCC - CCC, with a Grade B in Biology or Biological Sciences (including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended Diploma grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) preferred in a science related subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Human Nutrition at Bath Spa University is an exciting course that challenges views and explores the science behind nutritional requirements throughout life, in health and disease. The course provides an approach to nutrition that is based on the scientific and academic principles of biology, biochemistry, social and public health aspects of human nutrition. You’ll be provided with the skills needed for employment in both the private and public sector - both increasingly in demand for multi-skilled graduates with knowledge of nutrition and health. A course which is accredited by The Association for Nutrition. Benefit from academic staff who have great experience in the subject. Gain thorough and up-to-date specialist knowledge in an ever growing area. Gain industry experience through work based placements.


Year One will introduce you to a broad range of subjects underpinning the study of nutrition. Emphasis is given to key skills including communication, problem solving and the use of a range of laboratory and ICT techniques. In Year Two you’ll build on this knowledge and apply it to aspects of human nutrition, investigating the role of diet and physical activity in health and as a risk factor in health disorders. You’ll gain an understanding of ethical and professional framework, and be trained in research methodology and learn to work independently. Finally Year Three will see you critically explore the complex nature of issues related to dietary intake, exercise and the acquisition of human health. You’ll undertake a primary research investigation that will enable you to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of diet, nutrition and ethics. Please refer to our website for more information.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
315 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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