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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition / Dietetics

Course type


Course Summary

Dietitians make a vital contribution to people's health and wellbeing. On this course, you will learn the theory and practice of nutritional science so that you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified dietitian. You will explore the composition of food, the nature of nutrients and their metabolism in the body, nutritional requirements throughout the lifespan and the dietary effects of food on health. You will also learn how to work alongside service users with acute and chronic disease in hospitals and primary care settings. You will gain the professional expertise necessary for effective practice, critical evaluation and adaptability when faced with the changing dynamics of working in health and social care. You will also be well prepared for the responsibilities and expectations associated with being a healthcare professional, and consider the ethical and legal boundaries arising from exercising a professional duty of care. This course is also accredited by Health and Care Professional Council.

The course is strongly vocational, and our postgraduate students are highly successful in gaining employment as dietitians in the NHS. Practice learning is delivered in partnership with local NHS Trusts, enabling you to build relationships with local employers. Job titles will include: Clinical dietitian; Public health dietitian; Research dietitian and Dietitian working in the food industry.

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



You will study a critical and in depth approach to enterprise in public health nutrition. You will do this by taking a population and lifespan based approach to the nutritional needs of individuals/communities and contemporary issues influencing these.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree in a cognate subject. Your degree must contain the study of biochemistry and human physiology to level 5 as well as research skills and methodology. A supporting statement forms part of the selection process and is assessed by local NHS dietitians. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.