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).
You’ll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen examinations, in-class tests and a compulsory final year dissertation.
The course is approved by the HCPC. Successfully complete your degree, and you’ll be eligible to apply for registration.
The course is also accredited by the BDA. When you have the status „Dietitian” on your HCPC registration, you can join the BDA as a full member.
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)
After the course
Graduating from our Dietetics and Nutrition BSc (Hons) course is the start of an exciting and varied career in nutrition, health and disease management.
Many of our graduates now work in public health and health promotion, including NHS management of nutrition related diseases and/or disease related malnutrition as well as managing dietary needs in long term health conditions in primary care environments.