Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Course summary

Nutritional science deals with the effect of the food we consume on our bodies, while dietetics applies the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health.Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. They use up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, society, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Course details

Assessment method

Teaching on the programme is supported and enhanced by staff expertise in public health nutrition, clinical and community dietetics, sports nutrition and health promotion. We invite health professionals and guest speakers from specialist areas to lecture our students, which further enhances the quality of our modules. The types of assessments undertaken are influenced by the professional skills required by dietitians, and take the form of oral presentations, practical menu planning tasks, essays, literature reviews, case studies, poster presentations and group work, as well as formal exams. Our programme is very strongly focused on evidence-based practice and our students become expert in critical review and appraisal

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Dietetic Association
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

SWAP Access to Dietetics/Access to Science/Biological Science must include Chemistry with overall pass of BBB Higher ESOL at A

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

PVG Check in Scotland Local Police Check from other Countries

Health checks

to be organised by the University


Proposed Interview Dates: Feb/23rd Feb/24th Feb; 1st March/2nd March/3rd March, 8th March/9th March and 10th March

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

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Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS