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
- FAQs/Supporting information for 2018 entry
Information about accreditation or prior credited/certified or experiential learning (APCL/APEL) is available here.
Months of entry
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
Course contact details
- Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition