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Ulster University

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B460

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include 2 subjects from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Home Economics of which Chemistry is preferred. Applied Science Double Award acceptable.

Pass Access course with an overall mark of 70% to include a minimum of 70% in all level 3 modules (only science-based programmes are acceptable).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first-degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at grade C (or grade 4) or above (or equivalent). You must also hold GCSE passes at grade C (or grade 4) or above in Mathematics and Chemistry or Double Award Science. Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include at least 13 points at higher level and to include two subjects from Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Home Economics at Higher level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Including 2 subjects from Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Home Economics. Applicants are also required to have Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English and Maths grade H6 or above OR Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary level English and Maths grade O4 or above.

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

DDM

To include at least 9 distinctions (science-based BTECs only).

UCAS Tariff

120

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

38%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Dietetics

The programme provides training for careers in dietetics. Registered Dietitians (RDs) are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about food into practical dietary advice.

The programme is mainly taught by academic staff from the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), a world-renowned research centre in the School of Biomedical Sciences. NICHE undertakes fundamental research to understand the links between diet and human development. In particular research is focused on exploring the role of nutrition and diet in obesity, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and ageing. NICHE researchers engage with a large number of local and international stakeholders including colleagues from the Health Service, Academia and Industry as well as the general public.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

91%
high
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

100%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
A

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Health professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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