Taught course

Dietetics

Institution
King's College London · Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A BSc in Nutrition (minimum of 2:1 or equivalent) or MSc in Nutrition (minimum of merit, 60%, or equivalent).

The BSc Nutrition or MSc Nutrition should include a considerable component of nutrition, in particular nutritional sciences, and should be in a broad range of aspects (e.g. not mostly public health nutrition or mostly sports nutrition). In addition, for those entering with a BSc Nutrition this should include considerable biological sciences (e.g. biochemistry and physiology) and for those entering with an MSc Nutrition there should be considerable biological sciences from previous academic qualifications (e.g. BSc Biochemistry, BSc Physiology, BSc Biomedical Sciences or similar).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Dietetics study programme aims to equip graduates who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practise as a Registered Dietitian.

Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems in society. They translate public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

The MSc pathway is a two-year course that requires modules totalling 285 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway is studied over a shorter period of 17 months and requires completed modules with a total of 225 credits. Part of the course is spent in clinical practice through placements and will provide you with unique opportunities to develop your clinical skills and improve your employability.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
17 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg-healthadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7848 8393