Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) - 2020/1

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year
DipHE Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year
CertHE Nutrition and Dietetics with Foundation Year

Professional recognition

Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a dietitian.

British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) as delivering the approved pre-registration curriculum framework. Provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a dietitian.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCA10006 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

For further information relating to FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6, including learning outcomes, aims and module information please view the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

BODMAN-SMITH Kikki (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • introduce students to a range of biological, chemical and physiology subjects and core scientific skills to prepare students for access into a biosciences degree programme
  • to develop key and transferable skills that will help in the assimilation of knowledge and develop autonomy in learning
  • to develop cognitive skills that allow for critical thinking, problem solving and analysis of data and information

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Have an enhanced understanding of the basics of the biosciences K
Demonstrate an awareness of the subject area and current areas of debate in the field K
Relate principles and concepts to underlying theoretical approaches C
Carry out defined investigative strategies and effectively communicate the result C
Collect information to solve standard problems C
Analyse a range of data using pre-defined principles or criteria C
Undertake a given task and clearly defined role P
Undertake given complex performance tasks P
Adapts behaviour to work with others in joint tasks P
Has an awareness of ethical issues in the biosciences P
Developed attitudes and behaviours that demonstrate lifelong learning T
Developed skills in communication, interpersonal skills and reflection T
Developed confidence and self-awareness in becoming an independent learner T
Developed an ability to assess own capabilities against given criteria T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year, an optional professional training year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.