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Middlesex University

Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400

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

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in two Science subjects including either Biology or Chemistry

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Nutrition

OverviewThere is an ever-growing body of research, which highlights the relationship between diet, health, disease and sport performance. Research findings can often be in direct conflict, leading to public confusion about dietary requirements for health and the health risk associated with the consumption of certain foods such as those rich in sugar, fats and salt. Nutritionists play a key role in not only creating but also making sense of this body of scientific research and translating it into nutritional advice or policies.Why study BSc Nutrition at Middlesex University?This nutrition course is designed to provide you with a sound knowledge of how the human body uses nutrients and the relationship between diet, health, sports performance and disease. It also aims to help you to develop your employability skills, including communication, creative thinking, numeracy, problem-solving, research and team working, and time management skills.You have the opportunity to expand your degree course and practical skills by completing a 12-month placement in your third year before returning for your final year of study. If you complete the placement you will graduate with a BSc Nutrition (Professional Practice) degree, highlighting the additional practical skills that you will gain to future employers.You will have support from a dedicated Employability Advisor to find a placement that matches your interests. Members of the Nutrition Society can take advantage of its Internship Programme, whilst other potential placement opportunities include sports clubs, Unilever, GSK and Nestle, and NHS Primary Care trusts for public health nutrition placements.Course highlightsThis is a multi-disciplinary course covering the essentials of human nutritionOur staff are student-centred staff and will aim to help you achieve your full potentialThe use of innovative technology will enhance the learning, teaching and assessment you experienceThere is a clear focus on developing the knowledge and skills required for employmentEnhance your employment prospects with the optional year-long placement and graduate with a BSc Nutrition (Professional Practice)

Modules

Year 1:
Nutritional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Human Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory
Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Human Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
Research Methods and Professional Development (30 credits) - Compulsory
Diet and Health (30 credits) - Compulsory
Nutritional Biochemistry (30 credits) - Compulsory
Food and Nutrition Science (30 credits) - Compulsory

Placement for Employability (120 credits) - Optional
Year 3:
Clinical Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory
Public Health Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Health 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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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