Taught course

Nutrition and Dietetics

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

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:

  • visit a dietetic department prior to applying for the course
  • attend a personal interview and participate in a group activity
  • complete a satisfactory health check and Disclosure and Barring Service check

Values Based Recruitment Information

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

Months of entry


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).

Please note that entry is to the Diploma stage of the course only. On successful completion of the Diploma stage, you may progress to the Master's; however, fees will be payable for this stage of the course should you decide to progress. Please see ‘Fees and Funding’.

Please also note that there is a strict deadline for applications to this course for 2017 entry of midnight on Friday 16th December 2016. We cannot accept any documentation after the deadline. Applications are now closed for 2017 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.

Student Event Information:

Countess of Chester Hospital Dietetic Department are holding Dietetics Awareness Day.

  • On Monday 25th September 2017, for more information and to register please download the form.
Dietetic Student Shadow day event
  • To be held on 18th October 2017 10am-4pm at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Interested individuals should call 0151 706 2120.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000