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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Course Overview

The MSc Dietetics degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are also accredited by the British Dietetic Association. 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 MSc Dietetics course is self-directed research with contact points with the tutor throughout the year. Many students complete the Masters degree while working within the NHS so flexibility with contact is required. Eligibility for the course is a PG Diploma in Dietetics qualification and also current registration with the HCPC.


Each module is assessed by examination and/or assignment. The methods of assessment include examinations, coursework, assignments, practical’s, work based placements, presentations All Level 7 modules are double marked. All the modules are externally assessed. The clinical training placements have to be successfully completed to proceed and graduate.

Employability & Careers

Dietitians normally begin their career in the National Health Service where they progress to the main clinical grades. The opportunity exists for specialisation in various aspects of dietetics by means of post-registration education. In addition there are opportunities for dietitians to be involved in health education/promotion, education, research and journalism.


IPE for PGs
Applied Research Methods and Design
Placement 1 (6 weeks May/June)
Professional Body Module: Health and Wellbeing (covers Psychology and Sociology)
Communication for PG Dietitians
Specialist Dietetics for PGs
Specialist Dietetics for PG Dietitians
Principles of Dietetics for PGs
Placement 2 ? September/October 8 Weeks
Contemporary Nutrition in Dietetic Clinical Practice
Contemporary Nutrition in Dietetic Clinical Practice
Placement 3: December to March 14 weeks

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a PG Diploma in Dietetics qualification and be registered with the HCPC.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University offers degree courses across a range of disciplines. Students can choose to study on either a full-time or part-time basis. Over 11,500 students from 140 countries study across its Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses. In addition, over 10,000 students attend its 17 partner institutions across 15 countries globally. As well as its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, the university also undertakes impactful...more

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