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Nutrition and Dietetics

University of Nottingham

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Designed specifically for a career in dietetics, this course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

At Nottingham, our aim is to produce high calibre dietitians with all of the academic, practical, therapeutic and personal skills required of their profession. Many of the teaching staff are experienced registered dietitians, and you will be taught by the School of Biosciences with significant input from the University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

  • Study to be dietitians alongside your future colleagues: doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others.
  • Benefit from connections with the major local hospital and community dietetic departments, giving you regular contact with practising dietitians and a vital insight into your future career.
  • Gain a thorough grounding in the scientific disciplines that underpin nutrition, such as biochemistry and physiology whilst exploring education methods, communication skills, psychology and sociology, alongside the clinical practice of dietetics.
  • Develop your clinical skills further through three practice placements in hospital and community dietetic departments throughout the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Designed specifically for a career in dietetics, this course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. At Nottingham, our aim is to produce high calibre dietitians with all of the academic, practical, therapeutic and personal skills required of their profession. Many of the teaching staff are experienced registered...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

University Park

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology and/or chemistry essential but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not accepted.

All applicants must have a minimum grade 5 (B) in chemistry and grade 4 (C) in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent examination).

Students whose first language is not English - see below.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element) 

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

 

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. 

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications 

For details please see the  alternative qualifications page

Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course. 

Students must meet the requirements of the Biology/Biosciences pathway. In order to progress to the first year, students must pass the foundation year with an overall mark of no less than 60% and with no less than 60% in both the chemistry and biology modules. 

Science Foundation Certificate

International students only

International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through The University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met. 

Science with Foundation Year

Home, EU and international students

If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in our one year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.  

Progression is also subject to a successful interview.

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.


Notes for applicants 

  • How to apply 

All applications are made through UCAS and we require that applications should be submitted before the first UCAS deadline in January. Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview (see below). You are advised to visit a Dietetics Department prior to interview.

  • Selection interview

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a selection interview. An academic member of staff from the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and a dietetics service representative normally conduct the interview. Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential for academic progression, commitment to a career in dietetics and an understanding of the role of a dietitian as well as demonstrating good communication skills and an understanding of professional values.

  • Students with disabilities or health concerns

Disabilities and health concerns do not necessarily form a bar to entry to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course. In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, we treat all students fairly, offering ongoing support and making reasonable adjustments where necessary. However, the School of Biosciences has a responsibility to ensure all students admitted to the course are eligible to apply for registration by the HPC on graduation. It is expected that any condition past or present, will be controlled and stable, and will not impair your ability to complete the course or care for patients.

All offers are subject to satisfactory health screening and disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance. 

  • Non-UK Based Applicants

Non-UK based applicants will be required to provide us with a Certificate of Good Conduct and Character, which will need to be requested from a formal authority like the police, or the Foreign Affairs Department or equivalent.  It should include any information on any criminal convictions that you have, or simply confirm that you don't have any.

A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology and/or chemistry essential but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not...

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Additional Information

Accreditation

This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Accreditation is a robust process providing assurance to the profession, students and the public that universities meet the standards of the professional body, the BDA.

The BDA holds responsibility for the curriculum which describes what is expected of a newly qualified dietitian and provides the framework for universities to deliver programmes that are responsive to the demands of dietetic employment.

Accreditation This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Accreditation is a robust process providing assurance to the profession, students and the public that universities meet the standards of the professional body, the BDA. The BDA holds responsibility for the curriculum which describes what is expected of a newly qualified...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
87%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
93% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
87% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
87% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
87% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
73% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
80% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
67% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
87% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
93% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
80% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
75% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
67% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
80% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
73% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
67% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
67% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
53% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

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