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Dietetics and Nutrition - MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition / Dietetics

Course type


Course Summary

Why study this course?

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc is an intensive course suitable for graduates with a scientific background wishing to pursue a career as a dietitian.

More about this course

Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. (Ref: Role of Dietitians)

The course provides teaching and learning in food, nutrition, dietetics and relevant disease aetiology, pathology and management. Additionally, clinical skills, research skills and public health are embedded in the course.

London Met has state-of-the-art facilities including a simulated ward and outpatients department to help you develop your skills in clinical practice. Some specialist aspects of the course are delivered by guest lecturers who are experts within the field of health and nutrition and dietetics.

Through successful completion of the course, which includes three compulsory practice placements, you’ll develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide eligibility to apply to the register of health professionals who meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards for training, professional skills and behaviour.

This is an accelerated programme to build on prior learning and provides a practical and sound scientific base in all the subjects necessary for a full understanding of the issues and concepts related to dietetics and nutrition. It helps you become a safe, effective learner and practitioner in all fields of dietetic practice.


You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), case studies, scientific reports, unseen examinations and in-class tests.

Professional accreditation

The course leads to eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register of Health and Care Professions.

The course is accredited by the British Dietetics Association (BDA).

Where this course can take you

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc will provide dietetic graduates with core knowledge and skills to enable individuals to work in a wide variety of areas such as public health and health promotion, the management of nutrition related disease and/or disease related malnutrition and in primary care managing dietary needs in long term health conditions.

Dietitians work as part of a team to manage the health and nutritional needs of individuals, communities and populations. Graduating from MSc Dietetics and Nutrition is the start of lifelong learning and an exciting and varied career in nutrition, health and disease management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a minimum of an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree in life science subjects; A level Chemistry and Biology both at grade C; English and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 for above (or equivalent); significant nutrition-related work experience (paid or voluntary) within a health or social care setting; an enhanced DBS check for the adult's and children's workforce; clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service; passed an interview and demonstrate the values that promote compassion, dignity, and respect; attended at a dietetics career event. Suitable science degrees include: biomedical science; human nutrition; nutritional science; biochemistry; physiology; human biology; pharmacology. A substantive component of biochemistry and human physiology is required in these degrees, including: cell biology concerning; cell structure and intracellular activities; concepts of cell theory; an understanding of the fundamentals of biological chemistry required for the study of biosciences at a higher level; key biochemical molecules and their role in cellular activities; physiological processes concentrating on the organ and systems level.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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