Glasgow Caledonian University
Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)
Glasgow Caledonian University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in allied health

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Nutrition and Dietetics at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £24000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26000 £22000 - £32000 £21500 - £34000

Salary of all UK Graduates of allied health

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £22047 £25092
25-75 percentile range £21489 - £26466 £16587 - £25305 £18590 - £30184

Course Description

Nutritional science deals with the effect of the food we consume on our bodies, while dietetics applies the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health.Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. They use up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, society, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a dietitian.

Accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) as delivering the approved pre-registration curriculum framework. Provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a dietitian.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons) at Glasgow Caledonian University

47% Therapy professionals
34% Other Health Professionals
6% Nursing Professionals
2% Caring personal services
2% Sales occupations
2% Health associate professionals
1% Administrative occupations
1% Managers, directors and senior officials
1% Sports and fitness occupations
1% Business and public service associate professionals

Teaching on the programme is supported and enhanced by staff expertise in public health nutrition, clinical and community dietetics, sports nutrition and health promotion. We invite health professionals and guest speakers from specialist areas to lecture our students, which further enhances the quality of our modules. The types of assessments undertaken are influenced by the professional skills required by dietitians, and take the form of oral presentations, practical menu planning tasks, essays, literature reviews, case studies, poster presentations and group work, as well as formal exams. Our programme is very strongly focused on evidence-based practice and our students become expert in critical review and appraisal

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

to include Chemistry plus GCSE English and Maths at B/6

HNC in Applied Science/Biomedical/Biological Science (must include Chemistry) with Graded Unit B

English Chemistry and one other Science plus National 5 Maths and English at B

with 5 in Chemistry and one other science

in relevant subject including Chemistry and one other science.

to include Chemistry, English and one other science

from Maths along with the required subjects and grades from Higher level

SWAP Access to Dietetics/Access to Science/Biological Science must include Chemistry with overall pass of BBB Higher ESOL at A

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Human Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
EU £12250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Additional fee information

2022/23 fees are yet to be confirmed. The stated fee is the 2021/22 fee and can be used as a guide. For further information please visit our website

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Glasgow Caledonian University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Glasgow Caledonian University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #2 
    • #12 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 22 university rankings of Glasgow Caledonian University

About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a publicly funded and reputable higher education institution within Scotland, and even in a global context. Times Higher Education consistently ranks this university among the Top 1000 universities in the world, for their state-of-the-art facilities, research excellence, and experienced teaching staff. The main campus is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, making life easy for students whenever they need to catch a bus or a train. Social opportunities are also abundant due to the campus’ location - some favourite hangouts among students include The Garage, Shack, and Sauchihall Street.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Campus
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