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Nutritional Therapy PGDip / MSc

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Full time | University of Worcester | 18 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

What makes Nutritional Therapy at Worcester special?

This is an innovative, evidence based, flexible taught programme with full and part time options. You will develop your knowledge and skills to work with clients as a registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (Nutritional Therapist) in the UK and to employ your skills in other related activities such as group work as a Registered Nutritionist MBANT.

International students may apply, but practising internationally will depend on having Professional Indemnity Insurance that covers for practice in the UK irrespective of location. Practice may also be subject to country specific legal restrictions. Registration with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) and membership of a professional body (e.g. British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) (BANT) is also recommended.

Key features

  • Full and part time options enable you to fit study around work and family life.
  • The Post Graduate Diploma and MSc courses are accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission.
  • On completion of the course students are able to apply for registration with The Complementary and Natural Health care Council (CNHC) and to become full members of The British Association for Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
  • You can develop clinical experience in our excellent teaching facilities in the McClelland Centre with our registered nutritional therapy practitioners and clinic assessors, who bring with them a wide scope of experience and expertise. The clinic is currently online due to Covid-19.

Where could it take you?

Can I practice as a Nutritional Therapist with this qualification?

As a UK resident you can register to practice Nutritional Therapy once you have completed this course and achieved the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy. You can then apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) as a registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (registered Nutritional Therapist). The CNHC provide the UK voluntary register for complementary therapists, which is also an approved accredited register by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for health and social care.


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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. This should include knowledge of fundamental human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.