Taught course


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second class degree/ Masters level degree in relevant subject (Human Physiology, Biochemistry), or upper second class degree modules in at least one of these areas. Other types of degrees will not be considered. Substantial work experience or a variety of experience (preferably NHS). There is no specific field which we would prioritise, however, due to the competitive nature of the course we would recommend that you try and gain experience in more than one field as this will show that you have a greater understanding of dietetics as a whole.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for graduates of biological sciences who want to extend their studies into the professional field of dietetics.

Dietetics is the management of diseases that are amenable to dietary intervention and the prevention of nutrition related disorders. A dietitian influences food selection and eating behaviour of an individual based on specific nutritional or food requirements. With a clinical and health promotion-focus, this course includes three blocks of integrated practice placements within a hospital and/or primary care setting.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Jacklyn Jones
+44 (0) 131 474 0000