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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Subjects
  • Nutrition
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Plus a further 100 UCAS points from other AS and/or A2 subjects. Chemistry at grade B.Biology at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

A Science subject

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

BTEC in a Science subject and taken with A Level Chemistry

International Baccalaureate
30

chemistry and another science (maths, physics or biology) at higher level grade 5.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

36%

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

£9,250

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

The University of Hertfordshire is the only university that awards academic credit for practice placements. More weeks are spent on practice placements than any other UK university. In addition, the University of Hertfordshire is one of few in the UK offering Dietetics over 3 years rather than 4 years. Dieticians are employed in the NHS in both hospital and community settings. In addition, dieticians 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

University of Hertfordshire

Relaxing on the campus lawn

If you are looking for an amazing student experience, Hertfordshire is the place. We've got a variety of courses, a campus community and a student-focused Union with lots of services, activities and more than 90 societies to choose from - all located near London. Coming to the UK's leading business-facing university will help you get ahead in the graduate market.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
58%
20%

Year 1

17%
50%
33%

Year 2

12%
48%
40%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
62%
8%

Year 1

12%
75%
13%

Year 2

6%
64%
30%

Year 3

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 100%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

63%

Feedback on work has been helpful

44%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% 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 £23k HIGH
Graduates who are health professionals

84%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate 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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