Dietetics and Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

The Dietetics and Nutrition BSc degree will help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to become a dietitian or nutritionist. You’ll study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment.

Course details

Our nutrition and food science courses are impressively ranked third in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide. They are also ranked third for teaching quality and seventh for course satisfaction. And our food science courses are also ranked fourth in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2023.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You’ll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long-term health conditions.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBB in three A levels including grade B or above in Biology and Chemistry (or a minimum of 120 UCAS points)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

10 days (or more) of recent (within the last two years) work experience in a care environment

attendance at a dietetics career event

an enhanced DBS Check for the Adults’ and Children’s Workforce

clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service

attended and passed an interview

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2 for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Health Psychology (for Dietitians) (core, 15 credits)
  • Biochemistry for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Cell biology for dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Essentials of Human Nutrition (for Dietitians) (core, 15 credits)
  • Health, Society and Behaviour (for Dietitians) (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition (for Dietitians) (core, 15 credits)
  • Dietary assessment techniques for dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Food Science for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Macro and micronutrients (core, 15 credits)
  • Management of disease for dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Nutrition and dietetic care (core, 15 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 1 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)
  • Professional Practice in Dietetics and Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Public Health Nutrition (Dietitians) (core, 15 credits)
  • Public Health Practice Based Learning (core, 0 credits)
  • Clinical Dietetics 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Nutrition through the lifecycle Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 2 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)
  • Systems Pathology for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
  • Techniques in Dietetic and Nutrition Research (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Dietetics and Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
  • Dietetics and Nutrition Research Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Management of Health and Social Care (core, 15 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 3 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)