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Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)
Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)

Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)  score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band.

Course Information

With an increased scrutiny on eating and obesity, along with demand from both government and the public for nutritional and dietetic education, the role of dietitians has never been more important. Dietetics is the interpretation and communication of the science of nutrition, which enables people to make informed choices about food and lifestyle. Dietitians work with individuals with special dietary needs, inform the general public about nutrition, evaluate and improve treatments, and educate patients, doctors, nurses and other health professionals. This course covers the broad range of sciences that informs dietetics and is the first of its kind in the UK to award academic credit for practice placements.

  • 100% of our dietetic students are in a professional/managerial job within 6 months of graduating (DLHE)
  • 100% of students agree that our staff are good at explaining things (NSS)
  • Our BSc (Hons) Dietetics course is the only programme leading to registered dietitian status in East England
  • We are the only UK Dietetics programme to offer an optional 12 month study abroad overseas at one of our world partner universities as part of a 4-year degree

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Metabolism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Human Physiology (Nutrition and Dietetics), 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cell Biology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practice Education 4, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Foundations in Human Nutrition, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Psychology and Sociology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Food Science, Safety and Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Research Methods for Nutrition, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practice Education 5, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism 2, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Clinical Nutrition, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Nutrition Health and Disease, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 6

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Enhancing Health & Social Care through Inter-professional Education, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Nutrition Research, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Public Health Nutrition, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Behaviour Change, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practice Education 6, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Diet Therapy, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Public Health Nutrition Interventions, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Public Health Nutrition Policy, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practice Education 6, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Work Experience in Nutrition, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Contemporary Topics in Nutrition, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Sport and Performance Nutrition, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Sport & Performance Nutrition, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Dietitians are employed in the NHS in both hospital and community settings. In addition, dietitians work in sports nutrition, food industry, charities, education and research or on a freelance basis. This degree gives you the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience to meet those expectations.
  • The degree has been developed in partnership with NHS Hospital Trusts and Primary Care Trusts, so you can be confident that your knowledge and skills will be a thorough preparation for your future work and give you the opportunity to advance your career into senior roles within the service.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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