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University of Hertfordshire

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B410

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

Entry requirements


To include Chemistry at grade B and Biology at grade B.

To include 15 L3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction, 15 L3 credits in Biology at Distinction, and 15 L3 credits in one other science.

To include grade 5 or above for both Chemistry and Biology at HL.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

BTEC National Extended Diploma in science, to include Chemistry and Biology. BTEC National Diploma in science and a science A level, to include Chemistry and Biology.

UCAS Tariff

72-168

A Levels To include Chemistry at grade B and Biology at grade B. International Baccalaureate (IB) To include grade 5 or above for both Chemistry and Biology at HL. BTECs BTEC National Extended Diploma in science, to include Chemistry and Biology. BTEC National Diploma in science and a science A level, to include Chemistry and Biology. Access to Science Diploma To include 15 L3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction, 15 L3 credits in Biology at Distinction, and 15 L3 credits in one other science. Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) 5 subjects at higher level to include Chemistry and Biology at a minimum of B1 grades. Alternative Qualifications Standard Science Foundation / Extended Degree offer: A pass of 60% in all individual subjects and a pass of 70% in Chemistry and 70% in Biology. (See also Initial Year Science suitable courses offered by our partner colleges.) Graduates from relevant science degrees with a BSc 2.2 or above. Graduates from non-science background with level 3 Chemistry and Biology. International qualifications are considered on an individual basis. For all applicants: - satisfactory interview and numeracy test - occupational health and DBS check - GCSEs to include maths and English at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent qualifications For applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0, with no individual bands below 6.5. The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Dietetics

Dietetics is the interpretation and communication of the science of nutrition to enable people to make informed and practical choices about food and lifestyle in both health and disease. Dietitians promote good health through appropriate nutrition. They work with individuals with special dietary needs, inform the general public about nutrition, evaluate and improve treatments and educate patients, doctors, nurses and other health professionals. The role of the dietitian is changing rapidly with increasing emphasis on working in the community as well as in hospitals. Dietitians also have a role in research, education, industry and the media where there is an increasing demand for good quality nutrition and dietetic education. Dietetic practice is based on a range of academic disciplines which are required to ensure that graduate dietitians have the level of skill required to deliver excellent nutritional advice and care.

The University of Hertfordshire is the first UK university to award academic credit for dietetic practice placements. Practice placement opportunities are offered in the NHS (acute and community), as well as in non-NHS settings. In addition, the University of Hertfordshire is one of few in the UK offering Dietetics over 3 years rather than 4 years. Dietitians are employed in the NHS in both hospital and community settings. Additionally, they work in sports nutrition, food industry, charities, education and research or on a freelance basis. On graduation you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Modules

http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/dietetics

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Dietetics and Nutrition

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
Dietetics

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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£22,153
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Health professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dietetics

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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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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