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Robert Gordon University

Nutrition and Dietetics

UCAS Code: B401
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Nutrition
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.9k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BCC to include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a subject requiring the use of English). Maths required at GCSE Grade B or above.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BBBC to include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a subject requiring the use of English). Maths required at National 5 level Grade B or above if not held at Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

27 to include Higher Level Biology and Chemistry at Grade 5. maths and English 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 Not Available 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

67%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Year 1: Core modules; biology; chemistry; applied microbiology; global and social nutrition; biomolecular science; food studies; macronutrients. Year 2: Core modules; nutritional physiology; metabolism; micronutrients; sociology and psychology; life cycle nutrition; nutritional research methods; communication studies; practice placement A. Year 3: Core modules; dietetics; nutritional epidemiology; food product science; health promotion; practice placement B. Year 4: Core modules; practice placement C; advanced nutrition; research project; public health nutrition.

Robert Gordon University

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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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

26%
53%
21%

Year 3

6%
61%
33%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
65%
32%
3%

Year 1

68%
32%

Year 2

23%
55%
22%

Year 3

20%
60%
20%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

48%

Feedback on work has been prompt

37%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
3% 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 £21.9k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are health professionals

43%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietitian – an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. The population is becoming more aware of how important a good diet can be for wellbeing, and many people have special dietary needs, from individuals with food allergies to others with serious illnesses who need carefully-planned diets. So that's where graduates in nutrition come in – and we're likely to need more in the future.
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