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University of Nottingham

Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.

Overall pass with Merit in 30 credits of level 3 modules with a high science content, particularly biological science and chemistry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3-M2,M2,M2

Including two science-based subjects (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology) at Higher Level and English language.

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

DDD-DDM

Science-based BTECs accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B-B,B

In two science-based subjects (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-B,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AA-AB in two science-based subjects (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level (biology or chemistry preferred; other science subject can be applied science, food technology, geography, home economics, IT, maths, physical education, physics or psychology).

UCAS Tariff

96-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Nutrition

What we eat, and how much we eat, has a profound effect on our health. While much of the world is still concerned with consuming sufficient energy and essential nutrients to survive, many 'industrialised' countries are suffering ill health due to over-consumption of inappropriate foods. At Nottingham we offer the unique opportunity to study nutrition alongside other related elements of food science, biochemistry and physiology. You can choose from a diverse range of optional modules to tailor the course to suit your interests and aspirations. You will learn how chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes are all influenced by the diet we consume and build a sound scientific base to enable you to approach and understand nutritional information and advice. Accredited by the Association of Nutritionists, you will be able to join the Nutritionists Register, using the ANutr qualification upon graduation.

Modules

In your first year you will be introduced to the basic principles of nutrition and metabolism. A core programme of modules in biochemistry, genetics and foundation science provides the grounding for studies in subsequent years of the course. Modules in nutrition and food science present an introduction to the relationship between diet and health. In the second year you will explore diet in relation to diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease. Your research project provides the main core of activity for the third year. Advanced modules are taken in human nutrition, with an emphasis on nutrition across the lifespan, public health nutrition and nutrient-gene interactions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,620
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Biosciences

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.

75%
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

88%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Health professionals
5%
Sports and fitness occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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£21k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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