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Advanced Professional Practice in Paediatric Dietetics MSc

Advanced Professional Practice in Paediatric Dietetics MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition / Dietetics Pediatrics

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you will benefit from the knowledge and experience of leading clinical practitioners from across the UK and develop as an evidence-based practitioner with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, critical appraisal, problem solving and leadership. Key features: Choose to study one-year full time or balance work and caring commitments by studying part-time over a maximum of five years; Take advantage of the flexibility our programme offers: the BDA pathway specific modules are taught over four days of intensive teaching; some University of Plymouth modules are taught by distance learning and some by short intensive study blocks; Become an evidence-based practitioner, equipped to manage and lead in busy and constantly changing settings. As this programme is designed for qualified practitioners there is no requirement for a clinical placement component. Neither the programme nor any of its pathways lead to eligibility to apply for registration with a regulatory body. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



You will complete your dissertation as part of your Advanced Professional Practice Masters programme under supervision from the module team and a named dissertation supervisor.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £7,380 for 2018/19 entry and there may be slight increase in the fee for 2019/20 entry.

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

Students will normally have a relevant first class or 2:2 honours degree, or a European first cycle equivalent in dietetics. They should have experience of professional practice in paediatric dietetics. Note that successful completion of this pathway does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a dietician with the Health and Social Care Professions Council. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from non-EU overseas students for this programme as it does not comply with the current Tier 4 visa requirements.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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