Taught course

Nutrition and Dietetics

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant science subject that includes modules covering human physiology and biochemistry is required. One module in relevant sciences, e.g. immunology, genetics, microbiology or food science is also desirable.

Candidates must also:

Values Based Recruitment Information

Information about accreditation or prior credited/certified or experiential learning (APCL/APEL) is available here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our professional two-year postgraduate degree course will provide you with an award together with eligibility for registration as a dietitian with the HCPC (UK). This is an accredited professional two-year postgraduate degree course which provides you with an award in Nutrition and Dietetics together with eligibility for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK).

Applications are now closed for 2018 entry.

We aim to deliver our accredited course in an innovative way. Academic and placement learning is delivered by experienced academics and practitioners who are all committed to helping you to develop the necessary skills to become an effective dietetic practitioner contributing to high-quality evidence-based practice.

You will have access to course-specific facilities and laboratories, and benefit from the Faculty’s links with local NHS trusts and practitioners, plus expertise from the pharmaceutical and food industries and British Dietetic Association specialist groups.

Teaching is delivered in interactive workshops, lectures, tutorials and practicals delivered in course-specific facilities and laboratories, and on placement with local NHS trusts and practitioners. Due to the need to achieve professional accreditation and registration, the teaching experience is intensive and student focused. Contact hours vary through the semesters, but you will have around 12 contact hours and 18 hours of self-study per week, including working towards assessments.

There are a variety of assessments including examinations, coursework, and group and individual presentations.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Email
clinicalsciences@chester.ac.uk