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Abertay University

Food, Nutrition and Health

UCAS Code: BD46
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Subjects
  • Food & beverage studies
  • Nutrition
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
65% LOW
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% employed or in further study
97% MED
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100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
C,C,C

Scottish Highers
B,B,B,B

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

Applied Science Applied Science (Medical Science) Business Business (Administration) Business (Logistics) Business (Management) Business (Marketing) Business (Retail) Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Environmental Sustainability Health and Social Care Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) Health and Social Care (Health Studies) Health and Social Care (Social Care) Hospitality Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Sport (Performance and Excellence) Sport and Exercise Sciences Travel and Tourism

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

81%

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

£8,000

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

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Course description

If nutrition and health is your passion this programme is for you. You will learn how nutrition impacts our wellbeing and society and how to prepare sustainable, nutritionally balanced foods using secure food supply chains. Both the Food and Consumer Science and the Food, Nutrition and Health programmes share curriculum in the first two years, allowing you to transfer easily between them in line with your career goals. Gain professional experience in relevant fields during a 10-week work placement. Develop your practical skills in Abertay's state-of-the-art food labs and kitchens. Network with students and the food industry at Food Innovation@Abertay. The programme is aligned to the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for Home Economics teaching careers and is aligned for accreditation by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Fundamentals of Nutrition; Properties of Food; Nutrition through the Lifespan; Public Health Nutrition & Health Promotion; Food Characterisation; Nutrion & the Consumer; Clinical Nutrition 1; Food Behaviour; Placement; Public Health 2; Clinical Nutrition 2 and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Fundamentals of Food Preparation; Biology Principles & Practice; Food Design & Promotion; Law; Professional Development for Placement and Current Topics in Food.

Abertay University

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Abertay is at the heart of Dundee, combining the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres. The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library.

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 68%
Student score 65% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

65%

Staff value students' opinions

42%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
89% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are engineering professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Unemployment rates for these disciplines were well below the average in 2012, and the most common jobs for first degree graduates were roles as food scientists or in quality assurance – with jobs in all parts of the food and drink industries, as well as in hospitality and retail. There are jobs for graduates from this discipline all around the country and London only took a relatively small share in 2012.
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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

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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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
93% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
23% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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