Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Dietetics (Pre-Registration)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

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Entry requirements

In line with British Dietetic Association requirements, applicants will normally be expected to have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:1 or above or equivalent, and evidence of academic study in the five years prior to application. Relevant subject areas include biological sciences, physiology, biochemistry, chemistry and psychology. Applicants must meet requirements for NHS values based assessment, Occupational Health Assessment and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS report.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also be able to communicate in English to a standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing system (IELTS), with no element below 6.5. This is a requirement of the Standards of Proficiency for dietitians (HCPC, 2013).

Months of entry


Course content

Through this two-year course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work as a dietitian professional, delivering therapeutic nutrition in both public and private sector organisations.

You’ll study the nutrition and health of the population, exploring topics from lifespan nutrition, to diet therapy and human metabolism to common chronic diseases, and their management, and how these change over the life course. You’ll also have sessions in our laboratories where you’ll complete practical evaluations.

You’ll combine theory and practical sessions so that, when you graduate, you’re prepared to practise as a Dietitian professional across health and food sectors.

You’ll attend professional development seminars to support you in your preparation for placement practice in a variety of settings. We have established links with industry and facilitate placement opportunities within our networks, enriching your own industry connections and practical experience.

You’ll complete scientific-based research projects for your dissertation, focusing on your areas of interest and where you hope to develop a career in.

Our MSc (Pre-Registration) Dietetics course is subject to approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The course is also subject to approval by the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969