London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

On this undergraduate course, you’ll learn the skills necessary to become a dietitian – the only qualified health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level.

**More about this course**

We’ll introduce you to the most up'to'date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. This practical guidance will enable you to help members of the public make healthier lifestyle and food choices.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You'll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long'term health conditions.

You’ll get hands'on experience through three full'time work placements during the course. There's a two'week placement in Year 1, a 12'week placement in Year 2 and a 14'week placement in Year 3 that normally includes a public health nutrition component. Your work will primarily be in National Health Service (NHS) organisations in London and your performance will be assessed as part of your degree.

Course Modules

In the first year, you will study:

Sociology and Psychology for Dietitians

Cell biology for dietitians

Biochemistry for dietitians

Human Nutrition For Dietitians

Anatomy and Physiology for Dietitians

Dietary assessment techniques for dietitians

Management of disease for dietitians

Catering and Infection control

There will be a placement year in the summer, for two weeks. This year is non'credit bearing.

In the second year, you will study:

Nutrition and dietetic care

Macro and micronutrients

Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition

Nutrition and dietetic care 2 (30 credits)

Systems pathology for dietitians

Nutrition through the lifecycle

Applied Public Health Nutrition for Dietitians

Food Science and Microbiology for Dietitians

Dietetic placement preparation (summer, 1 week block)

Placement 2 (non'credit bearing)

Placement 3 (non'credit bearing)

In the third year, you will study:

Management of Health and Social Care

Dietetics Research Project

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc £9,250 Home Fees