BSc (Hons) Dietetics

You’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council on successful completion of the course. You’ll benefit from research informed teaching, and tailored facilities in our new InterCity Place. The course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.

Develop leadership roles for sustainability and explore an emerging range of professional opportunities for dietitians beyond our traditional role, including freelance and private practice, the world of media and social enterprise.

Course details

Experience practice placements in each year of the course, gaining experience in a range of different clinical and community settings, including unique specialist placements in paediatrics and mental health.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Healthy eating, nutrition and lifestyles are becoming key issues in today’s society. By focusing on the impact of food and nutrition on health, you’ll use your knowledge and skills to make a difference to people’s lives. By combining theoretical modules with real life clinical placements you’ll gain all the skills you need for your future career.


Entry requirements

112 – 128

All applicants must have at least 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above and must include English, Maths and a Science.


A Level
Typical offer of 112-128 points to include BB at A level from one of the following two subjects include Biology plus a second science, preferably Chemistry but will accept Maths/Physics/Psychology/Sociology/Geography/Geology/Environmental. 

30-28 points must include Higher Level 5 in both Biology and 5 in a second Science: preferably Chemistry but will also consider, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. Please contact the admissions team if you are not studying a second relevant subject.
English and Maths accepted within Higher Level = 4 Standard Level = 5


Dietitians interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diet related diseases and conditions. They educate and give practical and personal advice to patients, carers or colleagues.
They advise and help to maintain nutritional status when individuals want to trial dietary interventions, such as exclusion diets, nutritional supplementation or dietary interventions, in a multitude of different areas. They use recognised methodologies to critically appraise all forms of evidence and research, to inform their advice. They help improve their patient’s quality of life.
Dietitians may work with the following physical disorders:

  • Neurological
  • Diverse patient groups
  • Physical conditions
  • Dietary conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Developmental conditions


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Nutritional Biochemistry (DIET407)
  • Physiology and Genetics (DIET408)
  • Human Nutrition, Food Studies and the Lifecycle (DIET409)
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Centred Care (DIET410)
  • Placement A (DIET411)
  • Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health Nutrition (DIET412)
  • Preparation for Practice (SOHP401)
  • Pathophysiology (DIET501)
  • Dietetics 1 (DIET507)
  • Metabolism and Pharmacology (DIET508)
  • Metabolism and Immunology (DIET509)
  • Placement B (DIET510)
  • Dietetics in Practice 1 (DIET511)
  • Project Design (DIET605)
  • Dietetics 2 (CBL) (DIET606)
  • Dietetics in Practice 2 (DIET607)
  • Placement C (DIET608)
  • Dissertation (DIET609)
  • Leadership Roles for Sustainability (DIET611)