• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Human Nutrition and Dietetics is the application of the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health. 

GCU has the longest running Dietetics programme in Scotland. It provides an in-depth understanding of nutrition and metabolism, gained from the study of physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and food science, with recognition of the influencing aspects of psychology and sociology. 

The Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University is accredited by the British Dietetic Association and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It leads to eligibility to apply for HCPC registration (students are required to complete 1000 hours of clinical placement to be eligible) and follows the core curriculum set out by the British Dietetics Association.

Your Career

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

Accreditation

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

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology

  • Foundations of Practice in Healthcare

  • Essentials of Nutritional Science

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Cells and Biomolecules

  • Introduction to Nutrition & Dietetic Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBBB including English, Chemistry and one other science, plus Nat 5 Maths and English at B
  • A Level: BCC including Chemistry plus GCSE English and Maths B/6
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry, English and one other Science at Higher and Ordinary level Maths at Ordinary 01 or 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 points including Chemistry and one other science.
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject including Chemistry and one other science.
  • College: SWAP Access to Dietetics/Science at Kelvin College at BBB. HNC Science Qualification must include sufficient coverage of chemistry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £9250 
  • Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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