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London Metropolitan University

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B403

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A minimum of grades ABB in three A levels including grade B or above in Biology and Chemistry (or a minimum of 128 UCAS points) English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

128

Science foundation and access courses will be considered with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3: 15 credits at Level 3 must be in Biology or related subjects such as anatomy and physiology 15 credits at Level 3 must be in chemistry or related subjects such as biochemistry 15 credits at Level 3 should be in science related subjects (eg physics, maths) or subjects applied to science (eg nutrition, environmental science, psychology) The remaining credits 15 should be in study skills. Applicants should achieve a distinction or equivalent numerical mark in 75% of the credits taken in Science subjects at Level 3.

14%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dietetics

**Why study this course?**

On this undergraduate course, you’ll learn the skills necessary to become a dietitian – the only qualified health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level.

Successfully complete the course curriculum and you'll meet all the standards needed for membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Dietetics BSc (Hons) is approved by the HCPC, on completion of the degree you'll be eligible to apply for registration. This course is accredited by The British Dietetic Association (BDA).

**More about this course**

We’ll introduce you to the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. This practical guidance will enable you to help members of the public make healthier lifestyle and food choices.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You'll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long-term health conditions.

You’ll get hands-on experience through three full-time work placements during the course. There's a two-week placement in Year 1, a 12-week placement in Year 2 and a 14-week placement in Year 3 that normally includes a public health nutrition component. Your work will primarily be in National Health Service (NHS) organisations in London and your performance will be assessed as part of your degree.

Modules

Example Year 1 subjects include:

Sociology and Psychology for Dietitians
Cell biology for dietitians
Biochemistry for dietitians
Human Nutrition For Dietitians
Anatomy and Physiology for Dietitians
Dietary assessment techniques for dietitians
Management of disease for dietitians
Catering and Infection control

There will be a placement year in the summer, for two weeks. This year is non-credit bearing.

Example Year 2 subjects include:

Nutrition and dietetic care
Macro and micronutrients
Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition
Nutrition and dietetic care 2 (30 credits)
Systems pathology for dietitians
Nutrition through the lifecycle
Applied Public Health Nutrition for Dietitians
Food Science and Microbiology for Dietitians

Dietetic placement preparation (summer, 1 week block)
Placement 2 (non-credit bearing)
Placement 3 (non-credit bearing)

Example Year 3 subjects include:

Management of Health and Social Care
Dietetics Research Project

Assessment methods

In addition to lectures and seminars, this degree includes group work, role plays and practical sessions in the laboratory and the technical kitchen. Our internationally renowned teaching staff are actively involved in dietetics practice and research, and will provide consistent support and mentorship.

You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen examinations, in-class tests and a compulsory final year dissertation.

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
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Health Sciences

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.

82%
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Dietetics

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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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
91%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

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.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
81%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dietetics

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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