University of Chester
Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)
University of Chester

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 £24000 £20000 £24000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25000 £15500 - £23500 £19500 - £28500

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

We are committed to developing competent, compassionate dietitians who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, values, and attitude necessary to be effective health care practitioners. The University offers an attractive and friendly environment, close to the city centre, with access to a wide range of learning resources. Once you’ve graduated, you will be eligible to apply for registration in Dietetics with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus

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 Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons) at University of Chester

50% Other Health Professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Design occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
0% Sales occupations
0% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Coursework can include practical or case study reports, essays or presentations, and may be based on collaborative/team working. Portfolio assessment is integral to the practice placements. ‘Live’ assessments such as food demonstrations and health promotion events, will enable you to further demonstrate your skills.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

The department requires Biology as essential to entry, plus one other science which should include Chemistry, Biochemistry or Physics, but may include Geography/Environmental Science, Sociology, Psychology or Sport Science/Physical Education or a Food related subject.

Including Biology and Chemistry

Access to HE Diploma (Science) must include 15 level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Merit.

Including 5 in Biology and Chemistry

Plus GCE A Level Biology and Chemistry.

Including Biology and Chemistry

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or above), including English Language and Mathematics Extra Information: Candidates must also: * Satisfy NHS/University Occupational Health screening and 'fitness for practice' requirements * Agree to an enhanced DBS check * Visit a dietetic department prior to submitting an application Candidates will normally be required to attend a personal interview, and applicants with qualifications other than those outlined above may be interviewed to clarify their application. Applicants offered interviews for NHS training programmes must now undertake a values based recruitment (VBR) process. Prior to admission to this course, you will be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the University, for which there will be charge. The cost of the disclosure is currently £55:00. Applicants are strongly advised to subscribe to the Disclosure Update Service, payable directly to the DBS and currently costing £13:00. Further information may be found at

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

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)

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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

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 University of Chester

The University of Chester, as the name suggests, is a university located in Chester. The university is formally affiliated with the Christian faith, but they make it clear in their mission statement that students of all faiths or no faith at all are welcome at their university. Chester operates from a total of six campuses, five of which are in Chester, the other in Warrington, with the main campus building being known as Parkgate Road Campus.

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Where is this programme taught

Chester Parkgate Road/Kingsway/Riverside/Queen's Park Campus
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