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Bournemouth University

Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades, including a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in a required subject.

104 - 112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects, including 36 points in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications. We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 points including grade H5 in a required subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

104 tariff points in a required subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

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

D*D

104 tariff points in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

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

DMM

112 tariff points in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers including 32 points in a required subject.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit in a required subject. Required subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Food Technology, Design Technology (food), General Science (all science-related subject areas will be considered). Human Biology and Psychology will also be considered.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Nutrition

On this course you’ll come to fully understand the complex world of nutrition. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so you will be eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist when you graduate.

We have specialist nutrition labs in Bournemouth house, which are home to state-of-the-art equipment to support practical teaching in nutrition, human physiology and food safety. You will also have access to a well-equipped food processing and development unit and simulation skills facilities, giving you the opportunity to learn and improve your competency-based skills in nutrition assessment.

What’s more, we’ve integrated a career-catapulting 30-week placement, which you can complete anywhere in the world, to gain a more realistic insight into the field of nutrition, nurture professional relationships and ultimately strengthen your employability. Among the roles you can undertake after completing this course are, for example, registered nutritionist, product information specialist, or nutrition policy advisor (for local or national government).

This course received 100% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2019).

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas covering the socio-economic, cultural and psychological concepts of food and nutrition, as well as human anatomy, physiology and chemistry. In your final year you will undertake a work placement and be able to choose an optional unit to tailor your study.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Medical Science and Public Health

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.

90%
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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 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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Secretarial and related occupations
8%
Quality and regulatory professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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