Please note: The following entry requirements relate to September 2017 entry and use the new UCAS tariff. Please refer to our
Entry Requirements for further information on the new tariff, or contact Admissions if you have any questions.
Applicants should have 5 GCSE passes, including English Language, Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above (or grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), a recent Enhanced DBS Disclosure check plus 120 points from at least 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
- 120 points from at least 3 A levels to include a B grade at Biology and Chemistry
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma in Science (covering Biology and Chemistry) Distinction Distinction Distinction
- 120 points from at least 3 Scottish Advanced Highers to include a B grade at Biology and Chemistry
- 120 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include Biology and Chemistry at grade H2
Access to Higher Education Diploma: to include 15 Distinctions in both Biology and Chemistry credits, and Merits from the remaining level 3 credits
Please note it is a professional requirement that all applicants have GCSE grade C or equivalent in both English Language and Mathematics*. Applicants who speak English as a second language must have adequate command of English, with an IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in all elements.
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
If you are studying combinations of the above or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.
In terms of the personal statement we would be looking for evidence of work experience and knowledge of the work of a dietitian, together with evidence of communication skills.
Unfortunately, due to limited numbers, applicants who choose the university as an Insurance choice cannot be guaranteed a place.
If you do not meet the above entry requirements, the 'Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences' is available one year full-time and will provide you with a relevant qualification that may be considered for progression to the degree upon successful completion. Consideration would be given to any applicant who had achieved at least 70% overall to include a minimum of 65% from the Biology and Chemistry modules, where an application from UCAS has been received.
Health Boards in Wales are currently working together to provide Experience Days for locals who frequently enquire about work experience days. As this is a requirement in applying for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics and MSc/PG Diploma in Dietetics programmes, Experience Days have been set up to accommodate this.
For those outside of Wales please contact your local Health Boards/Trusts who may have a similar system, or are able to provide work experience/voluntary posts. You won't need to attend an Experience Day in Wales if you have already received Dietetic experience elsewhere as the same information will be covered.
The Health Boards aim to provide two/three every year.
The next experience days will be:
Thursday 28th September 2017 at Betsi Cadwaldr Health Board, Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Places are limited. Please download the booking form and return by 8th September 2017.
Tuesday 28th November 2017 at Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Friars Postgraduate Centre, Royal Gwent Hospital.
Places are limited. Please download the booking form and return by 15th November 2017.
If you have any further questions regarding the Health Board Experience Days please contact
Please note, these are not university open days. Details on open days run by the university which cover course and university information can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays.
Please only book a place if you definitely intend to attend this event. If you book a place but cannot attend please can you let us know ASAP so that we can give your place to someone else. A list of those who do not attend without cancelling their place will be provided to the Programme Director to be considered in the allocation of places on the programme. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Selection Procedure and Interviews
Admission to this programme is subject to applicants being successful at interview.
Selection for interview is based on the information submitted on the UCAS application form. Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to undertake a structured interview, which is designed to assess the values of a future NHS employee. In addition, an assessment of applicants’ communication skills and their understanding of the profession will be made.
Interviews dates for 2017 entry are to be
January 28th 2017 with an one alternative date to be provided for those unable to attend. Early applications are encouraged in order that interview invitations can be processed effectively.
DBS and Occupational Health Checks
All students must undertake appropriate immunisation and health checks prior to entry and a completed Enhanced DBS disclosure is required. We also recommend applicants register with the Update Service, so the DBS disclosure remains up to date for the duration of studies and covers placements, if undertaken. More information about criminal records procedures can be found at
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs. Further information about occupational health checks can be found by visiting by
Unfortunately as this course is funded by the Welsh Government it is only open to applicants from within the EU.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at
www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
Tuition Fees, Financial Support and NHS Bursary Scheme
Tuition Fees are currently fully paid via an NHS bursary for those who successfully gain a place on this course.
Our intake numbers are decided by the NHS in Wales. Allocation is made on the basis of academic achievement and interview outcome. On occasions, when there are more applicants that meet our entry requirements than places, we will consider the interview scores when allocating the bursaries.
Unfortunately, due to the limited numbers of bursaries available, applicants who choose us as Insurance cannot always be guaranteed a place. Applicants who reply Firm need to meet all offer conditions by Friday 18th August 2017. Failure to do this may result in your offer being withdrawn.
For further information about the NHS Bursary Scheme, please