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how competitive is this degree to get onto ?? i just realised there are only like 12 universities that offer it as a course and i'm worried i wont get on. if i do apply for it do you think i should put one option as nutrition then do a masters in dietetics ??
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how competitive is this degree to get onto ?? i just realised there are only like 12 universities that offer it as a course and i'm worried i wont get on. if i do apply for it do you think i should put one option as nutrition then do a masters in dietetics ??
Its a very specialised degree and no, it wont be that compeitive.
If you meet the entry requirements and can write a sensible PS, you will probably get an offer.
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really ? that gives me some hope so thank you !!
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how competitive is this degree to get onto ?? i just realised there are only like 12 universities that offer it as a course and i'm worried i wont get on. if i do apply for it do you think i should put one option as nutrition then do a masters in dietetics ??
Hey li2,

It's great to hear you're interested in studying DIetetics! I'm currently in my final year studying Dietetics and Human Nutrition at Coventry University, so if there are any questions, I'm happy to answer them!

The degree is specialised and is competitive however, provided you meet the entry requirement, is successful at the interview round, the universities are more than likely to give you an offer!

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Hey li2,

It's great to hear you're interested in studying DIetetics! I'm currently in my final year studying Dietetics and Human Nutrition at Coventry University, so if there are any questions, I'm happy to answer them!

The degree is specialised and is competitive however, provided you meet the entry requirement, is successful at the interview round, the universities are more than likely to give you an offer!

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hi veronica thanks for replying , i do have some questions if u dont mind answering :
. for the interviews i cant seem to find any info on whether coventry is mmi or panel could you please let me know the structure of the interviews
i'm aware your still studying but do you know of the prospects of starting your own business or working privately as a dietician after working a few years for the nhs ?
also what is the practical element like ?
thanks again
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hi veronica thanks for replying , i do have some questions if u dont mind answering :
. for the interviews i cant seem to find any info on whether coventry is mmi or panel could you please let me know the structure of the interviews
i'm aware your still studying but do you know of the prospects of starting your own business or working privately as a dietician after working a few years for the nhs ?
also what is the practical element like ?
thanks again
Hey li2,

According to what I'm aware of, there are 3 elements to the interview: a group exercise, an individual interview lasting approximately 20 mins, and a written task lasting no longer than 30 mins. What these entail, I'm not sure.

Assuming after a few years of working as a Registered Dietitian (RD), a level of knowledge and expertise will have accumulated enough for someone to develop their own practice. That all depends on the individual, their specialty and where they would like to freelance/go private. It's entirely possible, it hinges on your career goals and whether they're able to take that step from nhs to private to freelance, also what job opportunities there are.

The practical element, are you referring to placement?
Placement is essentially applying theory to practice, working in a safe environment with the guidance of other Dietitians to support your development to becoming an RD. It's challenging, and you're involved in a lot more work and forging extra hours to keep on top of workload on placement and off placement.
In terms of the practical element at uni, there is role play involved to prepare for OSCEs, being able to work in a "ward" environment and improving communication skills.

I hope this helps!

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thank u so much !!!
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