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BSc (Hons)
Dietetics

Undergraduate course
Health

Learn how to advise and plan healthy lifestyles, how nutrients are used in the body and how they affect health and diseases.

This course is now full for 2016 but open for 2017.
  • Attendance
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City CampusCity Campus
This course is now full for 2016 but open for 2017.

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Our biomedical, clinical skills and nutrition laboratories, as well as our communication suite, allow you to develop communication, cooking, clinical and laboratory based skills.
Entry requirements
BBB pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: BBB points required. (Minimum BBB points required. Minimum of BBB from 3 A levels (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or above (or equivalent). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. BTEC National Diplomas: Must include at least 40 level 3 credits in Chemistry or be offered alongside GCE A level Chemistry. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) - Distinction will be considered equivalent to GCE A level Chemistry grade B. Access to HE Diploma: We welcome applications from students taking Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Science. We require the maximum award of 60 credits with 45 at level 3 at Merit. At level 3, at least 15 credits must be in Chemistry and at least 15 credits must be in other science subjects. Scottish Awards: Advanced Highers - grades BBC to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Highers - grades ABBBB to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Irish Leaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Foundation Course: Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas. This course is not suitable for applicants with a degree that would enable them to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. Other graduates need to clearly justify why they are making a career change to Dietetics. Selection Criteria: Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study using information derived from your personal statement and reference. These will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. Your personal statement should show evidence of how you have researched the profession of dietetics. This should include shadowing a hospital dietician, if at all possible, and may include attending dietetics information days and research using other media. You need to provide evidence of your ability to work for the good of others, for example voluntary work, or work in a caring environment. You need to demonstrate good written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will have a strong interest in food and be able to undertake basic food preparation and cooking skills. You will be required to attend a selection day as part of the selection process. Selection days will be held in January and March 2015.Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 including 6 from HL Chemistry Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:BBB points required. (Minimum BBB points required. Minimum of BBB from 3 A levels (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or above (or equivalent). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. BTEC National Diplomas: Must include at least 40 level 3 credits in Chemistry or be offered alongside GCE A level Chemistry. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) - Distinction will be considered equivalent to GCE A level Chemistry grade B. Access to HE Diploma: We welcome applications from students taking Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Science. We require the maximum award of 60 credits with 45 at level 3 at Merit. At level 3, at least 15 credits must be in Chemistry and at least 15 credits must be in other science subjects. Scottish Awards: Advanced Highers - grades BBC to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Highers - grades ABBBB to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Irish Leaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Foundation Course: Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas. This course is not suitable for applicants with a degree that would enable them to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. Other graduates need to clearly justify why they are making a career change to Dietetics. Selection Criteria: Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study using information derived from your personal statement and reference. These will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. Your personal statement should show evidence of how you have researched the profession of dietetics. This should include shadowing a hospital dietician, if at all possible, and may include attending dietetics information days and research using other media. You need to provide evidence of your ability to work for the good of others, for example voluntary work, or work in a caring environment. You need to demonstrate good written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will have a strong interest in food and be able to undertake basic food preparation and cooking skills. You will be required to attend a selection day as part of the selection process. Selection days will be held in January and March 2015.Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 including 6 from HL Chemistry Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
BBB pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: BBB points required. (Minimum BBB points required. Minimum of BBB from 3 A levels (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or above (or equivalent). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. BTEC National Diplomas: Must include at least 40 level 3 credits in Chemistry or be offered alongside GCE A level Chemistry. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) - Distinction will be considered equivalent to GCE A level Chemistry grade B. Access to HE Diploma: We welcome applications from students taking Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Science. We require Pass Diploma with 60 credits; with 45 graded credits at level 3, including at least 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in other science subjects. Scottish Awards: Advanced Highers - grades BBC to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Highers - grades ABBBB to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Irish Leaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Foundation Course: Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas. This course is not suitable for applicants with a degree that would enable them to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. Other graduates need to clearly justify why they are making a career change to Dietetics.

Selection Criteria: Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

Your personal statement should show evidence of how you have researched the profession of dietetics. This should include shadowing a hospital dietician, if at all possible, and may include attending dietetics information days and research using other media. You need to provide evidence of your ability to work for the good of others, for example voluntary work, or work in a caring environment. You need to demonstrate good written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will have a strong interest in food and be able to undertake basic food preparation and cooking skills. You will be required to attend a selection day as part of the selection process. Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 including 6 from HL Chemistry Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:BBB points required. (Minimum BBB points required. Minimum of BBB from 3 A levels (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or above (or equivalent). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. BTEC National Diplomas: Must include at least 40 level 3 credits in Chemistry or be offered alongside GCE A level Chemistry. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) - Distinction will be considered equivalent to GCE A level Chemistry grade B. Access to HE Diploma: We welcome applications from students taking Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Science. We require Pass Diploma with 60 credits; with 45 graded credits at level 3, including at least 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in other science subjects. Scottish Awards: Advanced Highers - grades BBC to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Highers - grades ABBBB to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Irish Leaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education.Foundation Course: Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas. This course is not suitable for applicants with a degree that would enable them to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. Other graduates need to clearly justify why they are making a career change to Dietetics.

Selection Criteria: Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

Your personal statement should show evidence of how you have researched the profession of dietetics. This should include shadowing a hospital dietician, if at all possible, and may include attending dietetics information days and research using other media. You need to provide evidence of your ability to work for the good of others, for example voluntary work, or work in a caring environment. You need to demonstrate good written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will have a strong interest in food and be able to undertake basic food preparation and cooking skills. You will be required to attend a selection day as part of the selection process. Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 including 6 from HL Chemistry Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Lynsey Tarr

Careers

Lynsey Tarr
Diabetes Dietitian, Bradford Teaching Hospitals in
Bradford

BSc (Hons) Dietetics

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I really benefitted from the three placements I did on my course. I experienced a hospital environment first hand and a variety of services that link with dietetics. I also built loads of contacts, which helped me land my first job.

Our course is highly vocational, providing you with the skills to work as a dietitian. Upon graduation excellent career options within the NHS will be available to you - recently over 80% of graduates have entered the NHS as a first point of employment. Others have used their skills to work in the media, food industry and in education. We have professional development modules at throughout the course which will develop your employability and transferable skills.

  • Dietitian
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Introduction to Nutrition

Human Physiology

Human Biochemistry

Social Sciences

Food & Food Science

Personal Development

Lifespan Nutrition

Research Methods, Statistics & Evaluation

Professional Development for Dietitians

Nutrition Support

Lifestyle Chronic Conditions

Applied Clinical Dietetics

Reflection & Consolidation of Practice

Practice Placement C

Practice Placement B

Nutrition Strategies and Service Design

Competent Practitioner

Clinical Effectiveness Outcomes

Research Project

You will undertake clinical placements that are located within nutrition and dietetic departments across Yorkshire and the North East of England - these occur at the end of year 1 (a three week placement) and during year 3 (a 13 week and a 12 week placement).

You will also take part in a non-clinical placement (6-10 weeks) which gives you the opportunity to work in the UK or abroad in an area outside a hospital, such as the food industry with producers of specialist nutrition products, in health promotion or in the media. Overseas placements have included the USA, Nepal and New Zealand.

  • Professor Ieuan Ellis
    DieteticsProfessor Ieuan Ellis
    Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

  • Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining our University. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.
    60 Second Research - Helen White
    60 Second Research - Helen White
FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £10105. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £10105. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.

Facilities

  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

    Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    Try out your practical knowledge and skills in our well-equipped community living area, which includes a kitchen.

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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