Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:14395 Duration:48 months


Glasgow Caledonian University has a long track record in Dietetics in education, with the longest running Dietetics programme in the UK.

The BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics provides an in-depth understanding of nutrition and metabolism gained from a combination of studies in physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, food science plus psychology and sociology.

Students will find this course both enjoyable and challenging as they study the scientific basis of human health, assisting with the management of disease through diet.

The programme has a strong practical focus with a predominance of problem-based learning. This takes place not only in the classroom, but also in the Nutrition laboratory and clinical simulation lab as well as on placement.

Students are required to complete 1000 hours of clinical placement in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Our Dietetics programme was recently reapproved with an unprecedented seven commendations, which reflects the high standard of teaching of this subject at GCU.

We are proud of the high calibre of our graduates, which is reflected in the very positive feedback we get back from clinical placement providers and employers.

Most graduates seek employment in the NHS, specialising in areas such as paediatrics, nutritional support, oncology, renal, critical care and community dietetics. Dieticians can also move into research, work in the media, publishing, private practice and the food industry.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1: Nutritional Science, Psychology, Sociology, Interprofessional Learning, Intracellular Pathways and Physiology.

Year 2: Food Science, Microbiology, Research methods, Nutrition through the lifecycle, Metabolic pathways, Human Energy Balance.

Year 3: Pharmacology, Therapeutic Dietetics, Nutrition and Health, Applied Clinical Studies, Counselling Skills.

Year 4: Clinical Placements, Honours Project.

Assessment: A variety of assessment methods are used, including formal examinations, coursework, essays, presentations, poster presentations, article writing, practical skills, laboratory work and laboratory reports.

English Language Requirements

CAE score : 60(Grade C)

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


Higher: BBBB, A Level: BCC, ILC: BBBBCC.

Essential subjects: English, Chemistry and another science (Higher/A Level/ILC-H), Mathematics (S Grade/GCSE/ILC-O).

Recommended subject: Mathematics (Higher/A Level/ILC-H).

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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.


The programme is accredited by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the British Dietetic Association.

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