Taught course

Dietetics (Advanced Practice)

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

A recognised qualification in dietetics, plus at least 1 year's post qualification experience as a dietitian and a 1st degree (2:2 or above). Applicants without a degree will need to provide evidence of appropriate continued professional development. Admission is based on application, interview and references. All applicants expected to demonstrate commitment to advanced study. Those with Master's level credits from another institution may be able to incorporate these. Registration with the Health Professions Council.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) is designed to meet the needs of dietitians who want to advance their knowledge in dietetics through a postgraduate degree. It builds on your current knowledge and expertise and provides opportunities for you to critically challenge and evaluate your professional practice.

The course enables you to explore the evidence base for practice and undertake research that will contribute to the continued development of the dietetic profession as well as for your individual career. It includes a significant level of work-based learning giving you the opportunity to enhance your specialist professional skills, facilitate independent learning and adopt a reflective and practical approach to practice.

In addition the MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) course offers you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care.

At the end of this course you will have enhanced your professional practice and expertise and have benefited from the interprofessional skills and learning that the different modules on this course offers you.

Information for international students

If English is not the 1st language a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent, with no individual components scoring below 6.5 is required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months


part time
72 months


part time
72 months

Course contact details

Linda Knowles
+44 (0)1707 284800