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Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**- Study on one of our longest-running courses, ranked second in the UK by both the Complete University Guide 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.- Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory and use equipment found in NHS research facilities.- Complete three integrated clinical placements in the NHS to acquire a wealth of practical experience, under the supervision of qualified dietitians.- Learn from lecturers who’ve been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of their research excellence in the field of food and nutrition.- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work as a dietitian once you’ve graduated.**What you will study**On this course, you’ll learn to help prevent and treat disease as a registered dietitian, responding to the diverse needs of patients, families and carers, within a variety of settings. You’ll understand how food intake and dietary requirements can be altered by illness and you’ll be able to translate nutritional science and information about food, into practical dietary advice. This advice can be aimed at the general public to promote health or in a clinical environment to treat a wide range of medical disorders. In your first two years of this course, you’ll study a variety of topics, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. At the end of your first year, you’ll complete your first NHS clinical placement. In your third year, you’ll complete another two placements, each lasting up to 12 weeks. In your fourth year, you’ll have the choice to specialise further in an area of personal interest and you’ll also complete a research project, bringing together all the practical, analytical, and presentation skills you’ve developed.

Application deadline

25 January

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 43 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    153 74%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%

    1st

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    13th

    1

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