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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The Dietetics study programme aims to equip graduates who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practice as a Registered Dietitian.


Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems in society. They translate public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

The MSc pathway is a two-year course that requires modules totalling 285 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway is studied over a shorter period of 17 months and requires completed modules with a total of 225 credits. Part of the course is spent in clinical practice through placements and will provide you with unique opportunities to develop your clinical skills and improve your employability.

Career prospects

Most of our graduates go on to work within the NHS, either in hospital or community health services. Former graduates have also found employment in a range of organisations including research institutes, consumer groups, food retailers, and government departments and agencies. Others have become successful food and health journalists or developed careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



The module aims: to promote an understanding of the social factors that shape an individual's lifestyle, the health and social policy issues which relate to these and the administrative implications of specific policy options and to introduce students to management theories and the organisation and management of the National Health Service.
Health Promotion & Communication Studies (15 Credits)
Placement 1 (15 Credits)
Placement 2 (45 Credits)
Placement 3 (45 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

BSc in Nutrition (minimum of 2:1 or equivalent) or MSc in Nutrition (minimum of merit, 60%, or equivalent). The BSc Nutrition or MSc Nutrition should include a considerable component of nutrition, in particular nutritional sciences, and should be in a broad range of aspects (e.g. not mostly public health nutrition or mostly sports nutrition). In addition, for those entering with a BSc Nutrition this should include considerable biological sciences (e.g. biochemistry and physiology) and for those entering with an MSc Nutrition there should be considerable biological sciences from previous academic qualifications (e.g. BSc Biochemistry, BSc Physiology, BSc Biomedical Sciences or similar). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.