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MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration)

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition / Dietetics

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Dietitians are the only profession to focus on the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to nutritional disorders.

This intensive two-year degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to educate and guide your patients to make good choices in their nutritional intake.

Working with local NHS trusts you will develop as competent clinicians able to communicate with patients and other health professions about the status of patients and design and implement nutritional management plans to support their recovery.

You might be working with people who have chronic illness, children, athletes or those wishing to make better choices about their health. Whatever the reason, dieticians are key members of the healthcare workforce, applying their knowledge of food, nutrition, human science and research to support their patients.

Why study Dietetics at AECC University College?

Gain 1000+ hours of clinical experience from local placements providers
We are one of only a handful of Universities in the UK teaching this degree
We are a small and specialist health sciences university with over 50 years’ experience delivering health science degrees
Study under expert guidance in a multidisciplinary and collaborative community of like-minded individuals all either learning, teaching, researching or practicing health sciences.

What you will learn on the course

This course aims to develop your understanding of the human body and the effect food has upon us in health and disease.

Units on the course cover food science, food safety, patient assessment, clinical reasoning, acute and chronic disease, meal planning, nutritional assessment, public health, physiology, team working, research methods and application of research to practice.

Currently seeking approval from HCPC and the British Dietetic Association.


Nutrition, Pathology and Pharmacology
Food Science
Foundations of Dietetic Practice
Clinical Placement II
Research Methods in Health Science
Clinical Placement I
Clinical Dietetics
Therapeutic Dietetics
Professionalism and Social Responsibility in Healthcare

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

We would normally expect to see: A first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare or health sciences subject. Examples include biochemistry, biomedical science, nutrition, physiology, human biology or health science.

University information

AECC University College is a specialist university located in Bournemouth which offers a comprehensive selection of higher education courses across a range of health science related disciplines. There are degree programmes available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as short courses for continued professional development. Subject areas include physiotherapy, chiropractic, diagnostic and therapeutic radiography, clinical...more