Key information
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

DATA SOURCE : UCAS

Qualification type

MSc

Subject areas

Dietetics

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

The programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.  It enables nutrition graduates to study dietetics so that they can apply to the HCPC to register as a Dietitian at Postgraduate Diploma or MSc level. 

The Postgraduate Diploma programme is closely aligned to the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme and contains three compulsory placements in NHS Dietetics Departments in Wales. Students exiting with the Postgraduate Diploma can return to undertake the dissertation on a part-time basis to gain the MSc Dietetics.

During the programme students are educated to be responsive practitioners, able to adapt to the changing needs of society. The course is designed to produce critically thinking and reflective professionals who have comprehensive theoretical knowledge, along with a spirit of enquiry and an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.

The programme has two main parts; the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics: This part contains the  taught academic element, which is closely aligned to the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme and  three periods of practical training. On completion students can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics, which leads to eligibility to apply to the HCPC to register as a Dietitian.

MSc: Students can undertake the dissertation to obtain MSc Dietetics, which can be achieved straight after the Postgraduate Diploma element. On completion students can be awarded MSc Dietetics, which also leads to eligibility to apply to the HCPC to register as a Dietitian. Alternatively the dissertation can be taken after being awarded the Postgraduate Diploma, within 5 years of initial enrolment; this can be taken on a part-time basis. The taught academic part of the course contains six modules at Level 7 (Masters). In addition, students study professional body modules (level 5) in order to fulfil the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Dietetic Association curriculum guidelines.

Different course options
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

Study mode

Full time

Duration

30 months

Start date

SEP-16

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,996

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

Applicants should have an Honours degree 1st or 2.1 in human nutrition, or a degree that includes nutrition in the awards title, with sufficient emphasis in physiology and biochemistry. Applicants who speak English as a 2nd language must have adequate command of English, with an IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in all elements. Students should have completed their degree not more than 5 years before their proposed entry to this Masters.

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