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Dietetics (Pre-Registration) MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

This course starts in January and runs for 21 months, delivered across five University semesters. The taught modules in the University are delivered at our Centre for Professional and Executive Development at our Darlington campus with some laboratory sessions at our Middlesbrough campus. In the first semester you complete three modules, providing you with the underpinning knowledge and skills to be able to assess and treat individuals and groups with several health conditions which impact on their diet and nutrition. In this semester you undertake 75 hours of practice integrated within your university studies. You then undertake 13 weeks of practice placement in the second semester, supervised by qualified dietitians. In the third semester you study another three modules, further develop your dietetic assessment and management, and explore the role of dietitians in promoting health with a focus on public health interventions. You also study research and innovation in dietetic practice, preparing you for your major project in the final semester. In semester four you undertake a further 13 weeks of practice placement. And finally, in semester five you undertake your major project.

After successfully completing this course you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Dietetic Association, to practice as a dietitian within the UK. This course provides experiences to ensure you are safe and confident to assess dietary and nutritional needs and able to deliver dietary interventions which meet the needs of individuals and groups. Placements are integral to the course – you undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of dietetic practice in a variety of health and social care settings.

Career opportunities:

Dietitians work in several different settings – these include the NHS, private practice, industry, sport and education. Whilst your practice placements are primarily within the NHS, we explore the role of the dietitian in different environments and provide careers guidance and support towards the latter stages of the course.

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

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You further develop your knowledge of food and nutrition and how this applies to your dietetic practice, exploring the relationship between the food, biomedical sciences and dietetic practice.

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 need to have 2.1 honours degree (or above) in a subject with significant elements of biochemistry and human physiology.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more