Taught course

Nutrition and Dietetics (pre-registration)

University of Hull · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You’ll need a first degree (or international equivalent), normally at level 2:1 or above, in a relevant science subject such as biological or health sciences, nutrition or sport and exercise science. Human physiology and biochemistry should be studied to level 5 or equivalent in your first degree and experience of research or knowledge of research methods will be important. GCSE English and Maths C (Grade 4) or equivalent required.

Please see our additional information on prior learning requirements or contact us for a chat about your specific circumstances.

  • The course is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and an Occupational Health check.
  • Offers are subject to satisfactory references.
  • Places on the course are limited and shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

Supporting statement information

To support your application to our programme, we ask that you include a personal statement, which can be up to 1000 words (rather than 500 as stated on the application form), to demonstrate that your values are aligned with the NHS Constitution and your behaviours support the Values Based Recruitment approach.

Your personal statement must detail:

  • Why you want to become a dietitian and your commitment to the profession
  • An awareness of the varied roles and duties of a dietitian in different settings, and any experiences you have had of working alongside (or shadowing) dietitians
  • An interest in food, including ingredients, recipes and cooking skills and an enjoyment of food in our diverse society
  • Evidence of working independently and within a team, including any challenges that were faced and how you overcame them

Candidates who meet our short-listing criteria will then be invited for interview, which will take place virtually. You will be asked questions which will help us to understand your values and behaviours around themes such as professionalism, teamwork, quality care and compassion.

Please ensure that your application is supported by two references, one being academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.

Months of entry


Course content

Dietitians are experts in nutrition who can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutrition-related problems.

This programme will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable you to be eligible to apply to be a dietitian through the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You’ll gain an understanding of the science and composition of food and how nutrition and diet therapy can be used to prevent and treat chronic and acute diseases that can affect people throughout their lifespan.

  • Through practice-based learning, you’ll work with service users to develop your newly acquired knowledge, skills and professional behaviours alongside practicing dietitians in a range of different settings, from local NHS trusts to personal trainers running their own businesses.

  • If you want to be a dietitian and ordinarily resident in the UK, you can apply for a grant of £5,000 per year to study this course. This doesn’t need to be paid back.

  • This course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.

Information for international students

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01482 466850