Taught course


Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in the cognate subjects of Biology, Physiology, Sports & Exercise Science, Nutrition or Exercise Science. Your first degree must contain the study of biochemistry and human physiology to level 5. For International students the English requirement for this course is IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The role dieticians play in contributing to people's health and wellbeing is significant. We will provide you with the knowledge and professional skills required to become a practising dietitian.

You will learn to interpret nutritional science and its application in health and illness, together with biochemistry, physiology, food science and social science perspectives to develop an evidence-based and critical approach to dietetic practice and the effective management of therapeutic conditions.

The combination of academic and practice learning activities enables you to develop a patient-centred approach, and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a professional dietitian working inacute and primary care settings. You will also develop effective team working and communication skills, enabling you to facilitate group education and nutritional interventions to influence the health and eating behaviour of individuals and communities.

Fees and funding

Eligible students who are offered an NHS commissioned place, and starting a course from 1 September 2012, can get up to:
£1,000 grant from the NHS
£3,263 maintenance loan from Student Finance England (Eligible Undergraduate courses only. Not available to post graduates)
£5,460 bursary from the NHS.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113