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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Nutrition (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

UCAS Code: B490
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nutrition
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include Biology and Food Technology or Chemistry

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades including Biology and Food Technology or Chemistry

BTEC Diploma

In a Science subject with sufficient Biology/Chemistry content

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a Science subject with sufficient Biology/Chemistry content

International Baccalaureate

Including 12 points from Higher level subjects with grade 4 in both Biology and Chemistry If you are studying an alternative Science, please contact us to enquire if this is acceptable

UCAS tariff points

To include two C grades at A level in Biology and Food Technology or Chemistry; or equivalent

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

​We are proud to be the only degree programme in Wales to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition professional body. This means graduates are eligible for direct entry to become Associate Nutritionists and use the letters AssocNutr after their name.


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

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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 93%
Student score 86% MED
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
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
15% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are health 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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