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Nutrition and Dietetics MSc

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2 years

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Our professional two-year postgraduate degree course will provide you with an award together with eligibility for registration as a dietitian with the HCPC (UK).

Course overview

This accredited professional course will provide you with a postgraduate award in Nutrition and Dietetics together with eligibility for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK). Our innovative approach, together with an ethos of research and evidence-informed practice, aims to foster your personal and professional development.

Why study this course with us?

Our accredited course is delivered in an innovative way. Academic and placement learning is delivered by experienced academics and practitioners who are all committed to helping you to develop the necessary skills to become an effective dietetic practitioner who contributes to high-quality evidence-based practice.

You will have access to course-specific facilities and laboratories, and benefit from the faculty’s links with local NHS Trusts and practitioners, plus expertise from the pharmaceutical and food industries and British Dietetic Association specialist groups.


There are a variety of assessments, including examinations, coursework, and group and individual presentations.

Job prospects

Most of our graduates go on to careers initially within the NHS however their transferable skills enable employment in other related fields, such as the food and pharmaceutical industries, public health/health promotion, education, sport, and/or freelance opportunities.


The module will prepare the student for professional life by focussing on: the role of the dietitian and other disciplines in clinical and non-clinical environments; forms of communication: oral, written, and electronic commonly used by health care professionals; food, eating habits and assessment of food intakes in the context of dietetic services in the NHS or other public and private sector institutions; developing awareness of environmental factors (for example cultural, educational, social and financial factors) which affect all service users; core skills training; personal and professional development, including developing as a reflective practitioner; developing awareness of integrity, legal and ethical responsibilities.

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Entry requirements

Students need an upper second (2:1) class honours degree in a relevant science subject is required with modules in: Biochemistry (minimum 20 credits at Level 4 or above); and Physiology (minimum 20 credits at level 4 or above) plus, an additional 20 credits in a relevant science subject (such as Immunology, Microbiology or Genetics). All students need to have completed an undergraduate dissertation/research project. Students with a 2:2 including a substantial amount of Biochemistry and Physiology with good grades in these subjects, plus a relevant postgraduate qualification, will also be considered.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more