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Robert Gordon University

Nutrition and Dietetics

UCAS Code: B401
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nutrition
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at GCSE grade 6.

Scottish Highers

To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at National 5 Level grade B if not held at Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. Biology and Chemistry required at Scottish Higher/A-Level equivalent.

International Baccalaureate

To include Higher Level Biology and Chemistry at grade 5. Maths and English are also required at Standard Level grade 4 or above.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 102 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

Nutrition is the scientific study of the nutrients in food, how they are used in the body, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. A nutritionist may apply their knowledge in a wide variety of fields which include public health, the food industry, product development, sports nutrition, animal nutrition and nutrition science. A nutritionist has the opportunity to diversify into many different areas and can opt for a variety of career pathways. You might be involved in: developing food and nutrition policy; food product reformulation or development; researching nutritional approaches to preventing, managing or treating disease; or training community workers to support individuals and groups to develop cooking skills. Our course provides you with the opportunity to tailor your degree to your own specific interests so you can specialise in the area of nutrition that interest you most. Staff have excellent links with the food industry, NHS, research institutes, and national and international agencies. These links are fully utilised to provide external speakers, study visits, projects and placements which ensure that the course has relevance to employment opportunities.


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Robert Gordon University is a leader when it comes to graduate employability, with an impressive 97.1% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduation. With an emphasis on practical experience wherever possible, we ensure our students are ready for life after graduation – over 90% of our courses include a work placement option.

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 95%
Student score 86% HIGH
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
35% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
429 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science 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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