Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen


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Course summary

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As a Dietician you will be a registered health professional who uses knowledge about food, science and the human body in health and disease to educate and give practical advice to patients, colleagues, clients, carers and the general public. You will have the ability to work with patients to change lives, and contribute to the welfare of society. This course will allow you to extend your competence, knowledge and skills beyond those required of an entry-level practitioner in order to enhance your employability and prospects, and support the public health agenda. You will develop skills in empowering individuals, groups and communities to change diet and lifestyle behaviours, and will practice your skills through simulated and inter-professional learning opportunities. Uniquely, you will have the chance to select an elective module, and to earn additional qualifications as you complete the course. This course is now a Master’s programme which was re-accredited from a BSc (Hons) ranked 1st in the UK for Food Science - The Complete University Guide, 2019 League Table, published in 2018.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB401
Institution code R36
Campus nameMain Site - Aberdeen
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC to include Biology and Chemistry. English and Maths are required at GCSE grade 6/B or above if not held at A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. Biology and Chemistry required at Scottish Higher/A-Level equivalent.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits Pass 60 credits to include at least 45 credits at Level 3 grade merit in a science related discipline. Biology and Chemistry required at Higher Level.
Scottish Higher BBBC To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at National 5 Level grade B if not held at Higher.
Scottish Advanced Higher Acceptable
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points To include Higher Level Biology and Chemistry at grade 5. Maths and English are also required at Standard Level grade 4 or above.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 To include Biology, Chemistry and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is also required at O2 if not held at Higher.
Scottish HNC Pass In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications
Scottish HND Pass In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications
HND (BTEC) P In a relevant subject and alongside other qualifications

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £6750* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750* Year 1
Wales £6750* Year 1
Channel Islands £6750* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The cost of books that you may wish to purchase Costs associated with your placement / study abroad Accommodation and Living costs Printing £20 (approximately) for lab coat, safety glasses, kitchen safety whites At the beginning of your course and during all practice placements you are required to purchase and wear an official uniform. If you are a student from Scotland, this uniform will be paid for by the Scottish Government. All other students (the rest of the UK (RUK) and international students) will have to purchase a tunic at £5.59 each and trousers at £7.04 each. Where uniforms become damaged or for any other reason unsuitable, you are responsible for the cost of the replacement. Students from out with Scotland (the rest of the UK (RUK) and for any international students) must pay for PVG membership - £59 (new member) or £18 (existing member) as well as health checks which are variable depending on needs, but online screening is essential £22.70 Online Health Screening - £22.70 Additional Health Screening - £48.70/£72.20 Hepatitis B Vaccination x 3 - £26.60 each Hepatitis B Blood Titre Test - £32.00 TB Mantoux Test/BCG Vaccination - £33.00/£24.00 MMR Vaccination x 2 - £22.45 each MMR Blood Test - £31.00 Varicella Blood Test /Vaccination - £21.00/£33.00
Dietetics at Robert Gordon University - UCAS