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.

Applicants 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.

For a full list of entry requirements and the application process, please see: Applying for Nutrition and Dietetics

Applications are now closed for 2019 entry. The deadline to submit your application was 4pm on Friday, 30th November 2018.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

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 accredited professional course which will provide you with a postgraduate award in Nutrition and Dietetics together with eligibility for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK). Our innovative approach, together with an ethos of research and evidence-informed practice, aims to foster your personal and professional development.

Why study Nutrition and Dietetics with us?

Our accredited course is delivered 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 who contributes 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.

How will I be taught?

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.

How will I be assessed?

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

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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