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Entry requirements

BSc (minimum of 2:1 or equivalent) or MSc (minimum of merit, 60%, or equivalent) in a cognate subject from a UK University or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Final year students on course for an upper second-class Bachelor's degree or merit MSc degree can also apply.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Dietetics will help you become a competent, passionate, autonomous dietitian, able to deliver evidence based, service-user centred dietetic care and innovative public health nutrition initiatives across a range of client groups and working environments.

We will give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to translate complex scientific evidence about food, health, disease and human behaviour in order to assess, diagnose and treat nutrition related problems in individuals and improve the health of populations.

As a UCL dietetics graduate, you will develop clinical skills alongside research, leadership and project management expertise and will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a Dietitian on completion.

Our MSc Dietetics places a particular emphasis on the primacy of the service user. We will develop your communication and engagement skills from the earliest stages of the programme giving you the skills and confidence to connect with people at a personal level and work with them to ensure the best possible outcomes. As a new course we are fully compliant with the latest British Dietetic Association curriculum guidance, which reflects the role of dietitians now and into the future.  You will experience teaching that draws on our established nutrition expertise, which is reflected in our broad portfolio of nutrition courses and world-class research in the field.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


You will be assessed by a variety of formative and summative competency-based assessment methods including reports, online and written exams including Multiple Choice Questions, Short Answer Questions, poster presentations, practical skills assessments, literature reviews, and a dissertation following a research project. Coursework will be conducted both individually and as part of a team.

Course contact details

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