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Glasgow Caledonian University

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

UCAS Code: B400

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

to include Chemistry plus GCSE English and Maths at B/6

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

with 5 in Chemistry and one other science

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

to include Chemistry, English and one other science

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O2

from Maths along with the required subjects and grades from Higher level

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

DMM

in relevant subject including Chemistry and one other science.

HNC in Applied Science/Biomedical/Biological Science (must include Chemistry) with Graded Unit B

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

English Chemistry and one other Science plus National 5 Maths and English at B

UCAS Tariff

104-108

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24%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Nutrition

Dietetics

Nutritional science deals with the effect of the food we consume on our bodies, while dietetics applies the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health.Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. They use up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, society, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Assessment methods

Teaching on the programme is supported and enhanced by staff expertise in public health nutrition, clinical and community dietetics, sports nutrition and health promotion. We invite health professionals and guest speakers from specialist areas to lecture our students, which further enhances the quality of our modules.

The types of assessments undertaken are influenced by the professional skills required by dietitians, and take the form of oral presentations, practical menu planning tasks, essays, literature reviews, case studies, poster presentations and group work, as well as formal exams.

Our programme is very strongly focused on evidence-based practice and our students become expert in critical review and appraisal

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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 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
100%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Health professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
8%
Other elementary services occupations
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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£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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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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