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Dietetics and Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

The Dietetics and Nutrition BSc degree will help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to become a dietitian. You'll study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to the register of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Our Dietetics and Nutrition BSc course is ranked second in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).

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More about this course

On this undergraduate degree course, you’ll learn the skill necessary to become a dietitian – the only qualified health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level.

We’ll introduce you to the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. This practical guidance will enable you to help members of the public make healthier lifestyle and food choices.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You'll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long-term health conditions.

In addition to lectures and seminars, this degree includes group work, role plays and practical sessions in the laboratory and the technical kitchen. Our internationally renowned teaching staff are actively involved in dietetics practice and research, and will provide consistent support and mentorship.

You’ll get hands-on experience through full-time work placements during the course. In your second year you'll complete a two-week placement and a three-week placement in a public health setting. In your third year you'll have a 12-week placement, followed by an 11-week placement in your final year. Your work will primarily be in National Health Service (NHS) organisations in London and your performance will be assessed as part of your degree.

Successfully complete the course curriculum and you'll meet all the standards needed for membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

Assessment

You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen examinations, in-class tests and a compulsory final year dissertation.

Professional accreditation

The course is approved by the HCPC. Successfully complete your degree, and you'll be eligible to apply for registration.

The course is also accredited by the BDA. When you have the status "Dietitian" on your HCPC registration, you can join the BDA as a full member.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code B401
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification  eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • if you are applying from our Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) you are required to take the following modules in your foundation year: PR3001 Scientific Studies, PR3002 Biology, PR3003 Chemistry and the optional module, you must pass each module at 70% or more without reassessment
  • 10 days or more recent (within the last two years) work experience in a care environment
  • attendance at a dietetics career event
  • an enhanced DBS Check for the Adults' and Children's Workforce
  • clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service
  • you will be required to pass an interview, even if you are applying from our Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons).

The University will invite you to complete the DBS check, which will need to be done by 31 July. This check will cost you £62.13 and the update service costs £13 per year.

Science foundation and access courses will be considered with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3:

  • 15 credits at Level 3 must be in Biology or related subjects such as anatomy and physiology
  • 15 credits at Level 3 must be in chemistry or related subjects such as biochemistry
  • 15 credits at Level 3 should be in science related subjects (eg physics, maths) or subjects applied to science (eg nutrition, environmental science, psychology)
  • the remaining 15 credits should be in study skills
  • applicants should achieve a distinction or equivalent numerical mark in 75% of the credits taken in Science subjects at Level 3

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) or Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

Students are required to apply internally for Dietetics BSc and Dietetics and Nutrition BSc during their studies on Human Nutrition (including foundation year) BSc. There will be support and advice during this process.

Students are then required to achieve the following criteria:

  • for Dietetics BSc: students are required to pass all modules without reassessment with an average mark of  ≥ 70%
  • for Dietetics and Nutrition Students BSc are required to pass all modules without reassessment with an average mark of  ≥ 65%

Additionally students must:

  • pass an interview
  • undertake 5 days work experience with vulnerable populations
  • pass a DBS check with checks for vulnerable adults and children

For further information and support on how to prepare your application and meet our entry requirements, visit our undergraduate Dietetics FAQ.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

What our students say

"I wanted to stay in London and was nervous about going back to university as a mature student. London Met was the answer to all my concerns. I was blessed to be offered a fully-funded Dietetics and Nutrition BSc place. That was the start of an amazing four-year journey at London Met. The course really prepared me to go straight out into the working world."

Egheosa Abifade RD, Dietetics and Nutrition BSc graduate

"The lecturers have been helpful throughout the course. You can tell they are passionate about what they do and this helps us to learn in class. Their feedback is very prompt, which is useful for our studies."

National Student Survey (NSS)

"The course has been brilliant, I have definitely learnt a lot from it. The guest lectures have been inspirational too. I feel very excited to be preparing for work in this field."

National Student Survey (NSS)

Where this course can take you

Graduating from our Dietetics and Nutrition BSc (Hons) course is the start of an exciting and varied career in nutrition, health and disease management.

Many of our graduates now work in public health and health promotion, including NHS management of nutrition related diseases and/or disease related malnutrition as well as managing dietary needs in long term health conditions in primary care environments.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Funding

You may be eligible for funding of up to £5,000 per year, which you won't have to pay back, through the NHS Training Grant.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

Discover Uni is an official source of information about university and college courses across the UK. The widget below draws data from the corresponding course on the Discover Uni website, which is compiled from national surveys and data collected from universities and colleges. If a course is taught both full-time and part-time, information for each mode of study will be displayed here.

How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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