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Nutrition and Dietetics vs Biomedical science

I am considering doing this course at university but I'm stuck between doing dietetics or biomedical. Anyone that has experience of doing these courses can you give me any advice to help me decide?
Hi, I have exactly the same decision to make I'm just trying to decide which I can see myself doing in the future as a career
Original post by Heynothing24
I am considering doing this course at university but I'm stuck between doing dietetics or biomedical. Anyone that has experience of doing these courses can you give me any advice to help me decide?


I'm in the same position. Did you apply for both ? I want to do a personal statement to link them but apperently it's risky..
Original post by Uz25
I'm in the same position. Did you apply for both ? I want to do a personal statement to link them but apperently it's risky..


This was a few months ago I have now definitely decided on dietetics so I'm just writing a personal statement for that. And yes they are very different courses so you should probably decide on one and write it for that course
Original post by Heynothing24
This was a few months ago I have now definitely decided on dietetics so I'm just writing a personal statement for that. And yes they are very different courses so you should probably decide on one and write it for that course


What made you opt out for biomed? Are you considering going uni of notts? Tbh I think i'm ganna end up applying for dietetics. However, I wanna keep biomed as a back up:smile:
Original post by Uz25
What made you opt out for biomed? Are you considering going uni of notts? Tbh I think i'm ganna end up applying for dietetics. However, I wanna keep biomed as a back up:smile:


There were several things that made me opt out of biomedical science. To begin with, a lot of people seem to do biomed but there doesn't seem to be many jobs using that degree. Also, a lot of people that apply to it seem to be "failed medics" who are only doing the degree to then do graduate medicine and I want to work with people who are fully committed.

Dietetics seemed to have way more benefits to doing it. To begin with, it seemed like something that I would enjoy more and seemed to be more employable. Also, the fact that the tuition fees are paid for and you are given a bursary is another plus. And yeah, I'm considering Nottingham, Surrey, King's College and Leeds (that's just for nutrition though). Not sure about the fifth university yet though
Original post by Heynothing24
There were several things that made me opt out of biomedical science. To begin with, a lot of people seem to do biomed but there doesn't seem to be many jobs using that degree. Also, a lot of people that apply to it seem to be "failed medics" who are only doing the degree to then do graduate medicine and I want to work with people who are fully committed.

Dietetics seemed to have way more benefits to doing it. To begin with, it seemed like something that I would enjoy more and seemed to be more employable. Also, the fact that the tuition fees are paid for and you are given a bursary is another plus. And yeah, I'm considering Nottingham, Surrey, King's College and Leeds (that's just for nutrition though). Not sure about the fifth university yet though


Yh I'm starting to opt out of biomed same to the reasons u stated. Another reason which made me opt out is the lack of jobs&most careers are lab based.

So far dietetics seems interesting to be however, i've been looking for dietitian vacancies in the east Midlands & there were only like 2/4! I don't wanna do a degree & find out there's hardly any jobs.

; (
Original post by Uz25
Yh I'm starting to opt out of biomed same to the reasons u stated. Another reason which made me opt out is the lack of jobs&most careers are lab based.

So far dietetics seems interesting to be however, i've been looking for dietitian vacancies in the east Midlands & there were only like 2/4! I don't wanna do a degree & find out there's hardly any jobs.

; (


Yeah I know what you mean about there maybe not being that many jobs as dietitians but the thing is that there are many jobs available with a nutrition degree because so many organisations need nutritionists and they all seem really interesting. So don't just consider dietician jobs, even then I'm sure they probably need more dietitians than biomedical scientists
Original post by Heynothing24
Yeah I know what you mean about there maybe not being that many jobs as dietitians but the thing is that there are many jobs available with a nutrition degree because so many organisations need nutritionists and they all seem really interesting. So don't just consider dietician jobs, even then I'm sure they probably need more dietitians than biomedical scientists


Yh true... what careers would a MNUTR degree in Dietetics and Nutrition lead to other than a dietician?
Original post by Uz25
Yh true... what careers would a MNUTR degree in Dietetics and Nutrition lead to other than a dietician?


You could work in a company where they need nutritionists such as Nestle or Unilever. I did my work experience with nutritionists in a company that provides food to schools and care homes and so their job was to ensure everything met the Food Standards Agency guidelines for schools and so they would have meetings with the schools and care homes and would also visit them. There was also another nutritionists who worked with product development so would meet and talk with the chefs several times a week. There are also nutritionists who work in hospitals but not as dietitians but as with the chefs who cook all the food for all the patients. There are many different options that you can have as well as going into research if that interests you
Original post by Heynothing24
I am considering doing this course at university but I'm stuck between doing dietetics or biomedical. Anyone that has experience of doing these courses can you give me any advice to help me decide?

I recommend trying to take biomedical SCIENCES in 9th grade, and then see which direction you want to lean in, nutrition scientist, or Biomedical engineering. You could even do Biomedal sciences again and lean into the medical field.
Original post by Heynothing24
There were several things that made me opt out of biomedical science. To begin with, a lot of people seem to do biomed but there doesn't seem to be many jobs using that degree. Also, a lot of people that apply to it seem to be
Original post by Sternocleido93
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Hey - it looks like your post got cut off, was there anything you wanted help with? :smile:

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