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Manchester Metropolitan University

Nutritional Sciences

UCAS Code: B403

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include A-level/AS-level Science. Applicants undertaking A-levels in Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be expected to pass the Science Practical assessment.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 Tariff Points to include a minimum of 24 credits at Merit in a hard Science i.e. Physics, Chemistry or Biology

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Sport Science and Sport but will consider those with a significant science focus. We do not accept Health and Social Care.

UCAS Tariff

112
78%
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

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Nutrition

Nutrition is a contemporary issue, and the connection between diet and health is becoming increasingly important. The diet of the population is key to preventing illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The knowledge and skills that you will gain on BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences, combined with our option unit system, will prepare you to pursue a career in nutrition, public health, health promotion or food product development. Graduates could also progress onto postgraduate studies or research in areas including dietetics, food product innovation, or public health. We also offer a four-year sandwich route where you have the opportunity to spend your third year on placement. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. Features and benefits of the course include: Our recent multi-million pound investment has created fantastic facilities located at the University's Manchester campus. Technology and creativity are at the heart of the student experience, with a major emphasis on developing your business and employable skills. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, meaning graduates have the right to apply for direct entry at Associate level to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), without having to go through the lengthy process of additional assessment. All of these degrees feature an optional placement year and have strong relationships with industry. This gives you the opportunity to make contacts and gain experience that will give you the edge when applying for your first graduate position. This course provides you with a mix of academic knowledge and practical skills. We have a range of pilot-scale food manufacturing equipment, chemistry and microbiology laboratories, a taste panel suite, product development kitchen, bakery and food quality testing equipment.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Food and Tourism Management

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.

83%
med
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C
343

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Therapy 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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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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£20k

£23k

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£24k

£24k

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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