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.
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
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.
Glasgow Caledonian University
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