48 months
12250 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) course from Glasgow Caledonian University is accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

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

GCU has the longest running dietetics degree course in Scotland. It provides an in-depth understanding of the physiological, psychological and sociological components of nutrition, and importantly how to enable behaviour change, understanding the barriers people face. You will develop the communication and professional skills required to be an effective, evidence-based dietitian and practice within an inter-professional workplace

The course's strong practical focus centres around problem-based learning in the classroom, nutrition laboratory and clinical simulation lab as well as knowledge and skills developed in the practice education components of the course.

The Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) course from Glasgow Caledonian University follows the core curriculum set out by the BDA, leading to eligibility to apply for HCPC registration. Students are required to complete 1000 hours of practice education to be eligible.  

Your career

Many dietitians practice within a multidisciplinary team within the NHS, often progressing to specialist posts within areas such as paediatrics, oncology, renal, critical care and primary care. Others work in settings such as in industry, sport, media, education, government and non-government organisations and private practice. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology
  • Cells and Biomolecules
  • Essentials of Nutritional Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
  • Preparation for Professional Practice
  • Microbiology
  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 1

  • Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBB (incl English, Chemistry and one other Science) Nat 5: B (English and Maths)
  • Minimum entry requirement: BBCC (incl English, Chemistry and one other Science) Nat 5: B (English and Maths)
  • Minimum entry requirements are for widening access students only. If you are from a group that is not currently well-represented in higher education you may qualify as a widening access student. 
  • A level: BCC (incl Chemistry) GCSE: B/6 (English, Maths and one other Science)
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 (incl Chemistry, English and one other Science) O1/O2: (Maths)
  • IB Diploma: 28 points (incl Chemistry and one other Science at H6)
  • BTEC: DMM Ext Dip (incl Chemistry and one other Science) GCSE: B/6 (Maths and English)
  • SWAP: Dietetics/Science - BBB (incl Chemistry)
  • College HNC: Science qualification - graded unit B (incl sufficient coverage of Chemistry)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK: £9250 

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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