Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Dietetics (pre-registration)

AECC University College

Entry requirements

We would normally expect to see: A first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare or health sciences subject. Examples include biochemistry, biomedical science, nutrition, physiology, human biology or health science.

Months of entry


Course content

"Learn how to translate complex scientific information about nutrition into everyday patient care"

Dietitians are the only profession to focus on the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to nutritional disorders.

This intensive two-year degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to educate and guide your patients to make good choices in their nutritional intake.

Working with local NHS trusts you will develop as competent clinicians able to communicate with patients and other health professions about the status of patients and design and implement nutritional management plans to support their recovery.

You might be working with people who have chronic illness, children, athletes or those wishing to make better choices about their health. Whatever the reason, dieticians are key members of the healthcare workforce, applying their knowledge of food, nutrition, human science and research to support their patients.

Why study Dietetics at AECC University College?

  • Gain 1000+ hours of clinical experience from local placements providers
  • We are one of only a handful of Universities in the UK teaching this degree
  • We are a small and specialist health sciences university with over 50 years’ experience delivering health science degrees
  • Study under expert guidance in a multidisciplinary and collaborative community of like-minded individuals all either learning, teaching, researching or practicing health sciences
    What you will learn on the course

    This course aims to develop your understanding of the human body and the effect food has upon us in health and disease.

    Units on the course cover food science, food safety, patient assessment, clinical reasoning, acute and chronic disease, meal planning, nutritional assessment, public health, physiology, team working, research methods and application of research to practice.

    How the course is taught

    This intensive course is taught through a combination of theory, skills development and placement. Learn through a mix of clinical skills classes, problem-based seminars and placement whilst developing research knowledge and the principals of evidence-based practice. You will also have access to a variety of online materials and literature through our dedicated learning services


    Placements are a mandatory requirement of the course allowing graduates to apply their learning from the classroom to real life patients. Placements will be sourced from local providers.

Information for international students

Oversees applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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