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Ulster University

Food and Nutrition with placement year

UCAS Code: B450

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Including at least 1 subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Science, Physics, Home Economics or Environmental Technology. PE is considered acceptable where accompanied by AS level in Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Biology (Grade C or above). Applied Science Double Award is also acceptable. Provided the above subject requirement is met you can substitute a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University for one of the A level grades.

Pass Access course (120 credits) with overall mark of at least 60% including 60% in each level 3 module. Only science-based programmes are accepted.

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 above (or equivalent). Also you must hold a GCSE pass in Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent) and a pass in Double Award Science (grade CC) or Chemistry (grade C) or above (or equivalent). 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

24

To include 12 points at higher level to include at least 5 points in one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Home Economics.

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

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

To include 1 subject from Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology or Home Economics. English and Maths grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade O4 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level are also required.

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

MMM

To include a minimum of 15 merits (only science-based BTECs are accepted).

UCAS Tariff

96

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Nutrition

Food and nutrition form an integral part of the daily life of everyone as a consumer. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly clear that the food we eat can influence our health, and that certain foods may help to decrease the risk of many serious diseases. Today's food industry aims to satisfy the needs of the consumer for safe, good tasting, inexpensive, convenient, nutritious and healthy foods that are available all year round. Food and nutrition thus embraces a range of subjects including sciences, business and consumer marketing and consumer behaviour. The programme is mainly taught by academic staff from the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), a world-renowned research centre in the School of Biomedical Sciences. NICHE is engaged in numerous regional and international research projects concerned with food, nutrition and health, many of which involve close collaborations with the food industry.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
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
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

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?

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.

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