Dietetics and Nutrition (4 years)
London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
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).
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 three full-time work placements during the course. There's a two-week placement in Year 2, a 12-week placement in Year 3 and a 14-week placement in Year 4 that normally includes a public health nutrition component. 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).
What our students say
"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)
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Dietetics and Nutrition (4 years), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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
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
112 UCAS tariff points including Biology or Human Biology
Access to HE Diploma in a related subject is required. You will need 60 credits, 45 at level 3 to include Biology and Chemistry. Distinction in the majority of Level 3 modules in Biology, Chemistry or Science required. QAA accredited course required.
English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent). a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels including Biology and Chemistry (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points) We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Dietetics and Nutrition (4 years), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Dietetics and Nutrition (4 years) BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£15576||year 1|
Additional fee information
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that 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.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.
About London Metropolitan University
Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.
Student composition of London Metropolitan University
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)||Southampton Solent University||90%||2%||20%||£9250||£13800||138||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|English Literature and Nutrition (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||47%||0%||0%||£9250||£11400||111||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc (Hons)||St Mary's University, Twickenham||78%||0%||20%||£9250||£12250||114||Twickenham||On campus Full-time|
|Nutrition and Medical Sciences BSc (Hons)||University College London||100%||0%||0%||£9250||£28500||190||London||On campus Full-time|
|Food and Nutrition Top-up BSc (Hons)||University College Birmingham||30%||0%||14%||£9250||£12500||140||Birmingham||On campus Part-time|
|Nutrition and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||47%||0%||0%||£9250||£11400||112||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Nutrition BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||84%||5%||5%||£9250||£23700||151||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Accounting & Finance and Nutrition (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||47%||5%||0%||£9250||£11400||110||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Sport Nutrition BSc (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||81%||2%||13%||£9250||£16100||143||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Health, Exercise and Nutrition BSc||University of Lincoln||82%||1%||5%||£9250||£15900||133||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|