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), plus 120 points from at least 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
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 – 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
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 term 2 modules in Biological Sciences (20 credits) and Chemical Sciences (20 credits) modules, on first attempt, where an application from UCAS has been received.
Health Boards in Wales are currently working together to provide Experience Days for prospective students who frequently enquire about work experience days. As this is a requirement in applying for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics and MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics programmes, Experience Days have been set up to accommodate this.
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 are:
- 29th April 2020 - University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
This date has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. A new date is trying to be arranged, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 10th September 2020 - Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
This date has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. A new date is trying to be arranged, please email email@example.com for more information
Dietetic Experience Day Application Form
To apply to attend one of the days listed above please complete the application form and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the form you will need to specify which Experience Day you are applying to attend.
Please only book a place if you definitely intend to attend.
If you book a place but cannot attend please let us know as soon as possible 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.
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.
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.
Interview dates for 2020 entry are to be February 1st 2020 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 may cover 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
As it is not possible to provide placements for students from outside the EU, it is not possible to consider international students for this programme.
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
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.
A mature applicant is anyone over the age of 21 who didn't go to university after school or college. Cardiff Met welcomes applications from mature applicants and further advice and information can be found