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University of Hertfordshire – BSc (Hons) Dietetics

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    What is the course about?
    With an increased scrutiny on eating and obesity, along with demand from both government and the public for nutritional and dietetic education, the role of dietitians has never been more important. Dietetics is the interpretation and communication of the science of nutrition, which enables people to make informed choices about food and lifestyle. Dietitians work with individuals with special dietary needs, inform the general public about nutrition, evaluate and improve treatments, and educate patients, doctors, nurses and other health professionals. This course is the first of its kind in the UK to award academic credit for practice placements. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

    What will I study?
    At the beginning of the programme you will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide support and academic guidance throughout your course. Whilst on placement you will be supported by Practice Educators who will supervise you.

    You will be taught by a wide range of experienced experts from both within the University and practice. These include Biochemists, Physiologists and Dietitians. Teaching is delivered over 3-5 days with 12-25 contact hours a week.

    National Student Survey (NSS) Responses 2022:
    “Staff are very friendly and explain everything relating to my practice clearly.”
    “Simulations on my course are very good and have helped a lot.”
    “Enthusiastic lecturers, a lot of learning opportunities and progression throughout the duration of the degree.”
    “I feel well prepared overall for my future career.”

    Course Duration
    3 extended years

    Entry Requirements

    • UCAS points – 128-136
    • A-Levels – ABB-AAB: 3 A Levels to include Grade B in both Biology and Chemistry
    • BTEC – DDM-DDD: BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (optional units should include Biology and Chemistry related subjects) with DDM profile. BTEC in Sport or Health and Social Care not accepted unless also has A level chemistry at B
    • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics; Satisfactory interview; Occupational health and DBS check; All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band.

    Application Deadline

    Start Date

    Undergraduate fees for Home students · Academic Year 22 – 23 – £9,250. EU and International students – £20,085

    Also, see student blogs on main website:

    Hertfordshire Dietetics