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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

UCAS Code: B402
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

52%

Subjects
  • Nutrition
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Biology at grade B and Chemistry at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Sufficient Biology and Chemistry content required

International Baccalaureate
26

15 points from Higher level subjects with Grade 6 in both Biology and Chemistry

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

52%

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

£9,000

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

Professionally approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and British Dietetic Association, the course contains two major elements. The academic component based on campus and clinical training, which occurs in three separate places within the course.

Modules

Year 1: Biochemistry; nutrition; physiology; microbiology; study skills; nutritional biochemistry and physiology; food production; product development. Year 2: Applied nutrition and dietetics; communication; food studies; research; behavioural studies; nutritional assessment; dietetics. Year 3: Applied nutrition; organisational behaviour; project; sport nutrition; integrated studies; dietetics; community studies; advances in nutrition research.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Front of the university

Cardiff Met is situated in an exciting and modern city. It is a leading new university in Wales that offers a range of courses designed with your career in mind. It is always investing to provide its students with the best experience possible and students here feel it's a global university that goes the extra mile. Cardiff is ranked as one of the best value cities to study in within the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
71%
2%

Year 1

24%
60%
16%

Year 2

5%
37%
58%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
36%
8%

Year 1

17%
61%
22%

Year 2

13%
76%
11%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are therapy professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are health professionals

42%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietitian – an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. The population is becoming more aware of how important a good diet can be for wellbeing, and many people have special dietary needs, from individuals with food allergies to others with serious illnesses who need carefully-planned diets. So that's where graduates in nutrition come in – and we're likely to need more in the future.
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