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

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

58%

Subjects
  • Nutrition
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grades BBC. - Two Science subjects from Maths, Chemistry, Physics & Biology

Scottish Highers
CCCC

Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Applied Sciences

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Applied Sciences

International Baccalaureate
26

minimum of 5 in two higher level science subjects

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

58%

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

As a Human Nutrition student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our recently refurbished, state-of-the-art biosciences laboratories include a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole body metabolism, and determination of body composition. A lively research culture is reflected in current studies into metabolic features underlying obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2, nutritional intervention in over- and under-nourished populations, chronic disease nutritional epidemiology, and exercise and nutritional interventions for metabolic health. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world-leading and internationally excellent levels.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to nutrition; introduction to cell science; cell biology and metabolism biometrics; physiological systems; microbiology and immunology; laboratory skills and data handling; essential chemistry; plus a free module. Year 2: Research methods; cellular nutrition; food microbiology; nutrition and health promotion; human nutrition; physiological systems II; 1 option from: endocrine physiology; systems pharmacology; sports and exercise physiology; plus a free choice module. Year 3: Project A (double module); advanced nutrition I; advanced nutrition II; topics in human nutrition; 2 options from: sports nutrition and performance; nutrition and public health; pharmacology and toxicology; plus a free choice module.

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
63%
9%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

34%
61%
5%

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 88%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

40%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
293 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
29% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

17%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

15%

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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