The University of Winchester
Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)
The University of Winchester

Key Course Facts


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Median salary £25000 £22047 £25092
25-75 percentile range £21489 - £26466 £16587 - £25305 £18590 - £30184

Course Description

  • Pursue a rewarding career path where you can help people to make a real difference to their lives through a well-organised lifestyle and healthy eating habits

  • Gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry

  • Acquire valuable hands-on experience with a variety of service users and industry organisations through relevant placements in years 2, and 3

  • Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers who have experience of working in a wide range of related professional fields

Would you like to influence food and health policy across the spectrum, from government to local communities and individuals?

Train to be a registered dietitian or a professional nutritionist and you will be able to diagnose and treat a wide range of nutrition problems found in today’s society.

Dietitians use public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

This interdisciplinary course combines the study of nutrition science with dietetic practice. Alongside the scientific topics of biochemistry and human physiology you will also study communication skills, research methods and ethics.

Time will be given for practical workshops in which you will have experience in analysing diets using specialist software, and obtain practice in analysing and diagnosing nutritional problems. Some work will be undertaken in our biochemistry laboratory.

During the three-year programme you undertake professional placements in years 2 and 3 (a possible total of 28 weeks) at local healthcare providers. This will give you the opportunity to develop your clinical skills alongside other health professionals, such as nurses, physiotherapists and sport scientists.

As part of the University of Winchester’s growing portfolio of health-related programmes, you will benefit from strong relationships with those teaching and studying nursing, health and wellbeing, physiotherapy and sports-related degrees.

In Year 1, you study Foundations of Nutrition, Foundations of Food Science and Food Technology, Introduction to Professional Practice, Foundations of Human Physiology, and Foundational Biochemistry.

With a good foundation in place, in Year 2 you critically explore areas such as Biochemistry and Human Physiology in more depth as well as studying Health, Disease and Nutrition, Research Methods for Care Professions, Social and Psychological Studies, and Healthcare Systems in the UK. Proposed optional modules may include Malnutrition at Home and Abroad, Eating Disorders, and Nutrition Across the Lifespan.

Your final-year subjects include Nutrition in Practice, Public Health, Nutrition and Genetics, and Applied Professional Practice. In addition you undertake an Independent Project in Nutrition and Dietetics in an area that especially interests you. Proposed optional modules may include Nutrition and the Environment, Sport Nutrition, Diabetes, and Phenylketonuria.

On completion of the degree you will have the knowledge to be able to educate people about the best ways to eat and drink in order to keep their body fit and healthy.

This degree is currently applying to be accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It leads to eligibility to apply for HCPC registration (you are required to complete 1,000 hours of clinical placement to be eligible) and follows the core curriculum set out by the BDA. As a graduate of this programme you can enter the profession of dietetics once registered as a dietitian.

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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

A-Level Biology/Human Biology at grade C or equivalent plus another science (chemistry preferred).Other level 3 science qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 An overall score of 7.0, with no element below 6.5 is required.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study 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 Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU excluding ROI are yet to be confirmed by the University.

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service DBS clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant currently £40.

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester 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)

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About The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is a publicly funded university, formally affiliated with the Anglican Christian faith, but they make it clear that they accept students from all faiths, or even none at all. As an educational institution, they pointedly disassociate themselves from the anti-intellectualism sometimes present in religious sectors, and instead seek to promote critical thought and intellectually robust students. The university’s primary campus, King Alfred, is situated close to Winchester city centre.

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King Alfred Campus
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