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University of Hertfordshire

Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400

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

Entry requirements


Required subjects: Biology at Grade C and preferably Chemistry at Grade C*. The remaining UCAS points should come from an additional A Level or equivalent. *We may consider applicants without A Level Chemistry. Applicants that do not have Chemistry A Level will be required to study a Chemistry module at Year 1.

45 Level 3 credits overall all at Merit. This should include 15 credits in Biology and preferably 15 credits in Chemistry.

Total score 24 points to include biology and preferably chemistry at HL 4* *Applicants without chemistry will be considered but will be required to study a Chemistry module at Year 1.

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

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• BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, to include units in Biology and Chemistry • BTEC Diploma in Applied Science, to include units in Biology and Chemistry. Students will also need to have an additional A Level preferably in science. Please contact us if you are taking a different BTEC. All BTEC offers will be subject and grade specific particularly in the science subjects.

UCAS Tariff

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A Levels Required subjects: Biology at Grade C and preferably Chemistry at Grade C*. The remaining UCAS points should come from an additional A Level or equivalent. *We may consider applicants without A Level Chemistry. Applicants that do not have Chemistry A Level will be required to study a Chemistry module at Year 1. International Baccalaureate (IB) Total score 24 points to include biology and preferably chemistry at HL 4* *Applicants without chemistry will be considered but will be required to study a Chemistry module at Year 1. BTEC QCF (Level 3) qualifications • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, to include units in Biology and Chemistry • BTEC Diploma in Applied Science, to include units in Biology and Chemistry. Students will also need to have an additional A Level preferably in science. Please contact us if you are taking a different BTEC. All BTEC offers will be subject and grade specific particularly in the science subjects. Access to Science Diploma 45 Level 3 credits overall all at Merit. This should include 15 credits in Biology and preferably 15 credits in Chemistry. Irish Higher Leaving Certificate Required subjects: Biology at Grade B3 and preferably Chemistry at Grade B3*. *We may consider applicants without Chemistry. Applicants that do not have Chemistry will be required to study a Chemistry module at Year 1. Alternative qualifications We welcome applications from applicants with alternative qualifications including: Science Foundation / Extended Degree Pass in all modules to include 60% in Biology and 60% in Chemistry. Graduates from other degrees Typically minimum of 2.2 level of achievement in a related subject area e.g. Science. International applications We welcome all international applications. For specific information on entry requirements to your country please visit on our international pages and/or contact us directly. For non-native speakers of English All non-native speakers should have an IELTS 6.5 overall, with no individual band below 6.0.

47%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Nutrition

This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and explores in detail the scientific basis of nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention.

On graduation, you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and can play an influential role in educating the public, promoting healthy eating and developing healthier food. In the first year, you’ll study basic nutrition, food science and psychology concepts and develop a fundamental understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and cell biology.
You’ll then move on to study more specialised areas such as disease pathophysiology, metabolism and how nutrition can play a key role in health and disease prevention throughout the life cycle. You will also study modules related to food industry and employability including the role of the nutritionist in food service.
In your final year, you will undertake a two-week work experience and will study public health nutrition, sports nutrition, behaviour change and contemporary topics in nutrition. You will also undertake a final year research project. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to choose from study abroad or take a year-long work placement in industry.

**Why choose this course?**
• University of Hertfordshire was awarded TEF Gold (2018), the highest possible standard for teaching in the UK.
• Active research community.
• Accredited by the Association for Nutrition. On graduation you become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and can use the ANutr qualification.
• Major focus on employability. All students undertake a 2-week work experience as part of their degree which contributes to academic credits.
• Optional 12-month industrial placement or study abroad overseas at one of our world partner universities as part of a 4-year degree.
• Practical experience in the brand new state-of the art Science, Diet and Sports Performance labs.
Other additional opportunities include:
• Dedicated student support from the School of Life and Medical Sciences Academic Support Unit.
• Teaching is complemented by lectures from visiting lecturers from industry.
• Active student-led Nutrition and Dietetics Society

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,950
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
Nutrition

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?

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.

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£30k

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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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