London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This is an intensive course suitable for graduates with a scientific background wishing to pursue a career as a dietitian. Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

The course provides teaching and learning in food, nutrition, dietetics and relevant disease aetiology, pathology and management. Additionally, clinical skills, research skills and public health are embedded in the course. Through successful completion of the course, which includes three compulsory practice placements, you?ll develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide eligibility to apply to the register of health professionals who meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards for training, professional skills and behaviour. This is an accelerated programme to build on prior learning and provides a practical and sound scientific base in all the subjects necessary for a full understanding of the issues and concepts related to dietetics and nutrition. It helps you become a safe, effective learner and practitioner in all fields of dietetic practice.

The course leads to eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register of Health and Care Professions. The course is accredited by the British Dietetics Association (BDA). The course will provide dietetic graduates with core knowledge and skills to enable individuals to work in a wide variety of areas such as public health and health promotion, the management of nutrition related disease and/or disease related malnutrition and in primary care managing dietary needs in long term health conditions.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £8,600 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £8,600 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £12,890 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have: a minimum of an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree in life science subjects; A level Chemistry and Biology both at grade C; English and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent); significant nutrition-related work experience (paid or voluntary) within a health or social care setting; an enhanced DBS check for the adult's and children's workforce; clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service; passed an interview and demonstrate the values that promote compassion, dignity, and respect and attended at a dietetics career event. Suitable science degrees include: biomedical science; human nutrition; nutritional science; biochemistry; physiology; human biology; pharmacology. A substantive component of biochemistry and human physiology is required in these degrees, including: cell biology concerning cell structure and intracellular activities; concepts of cell theory; an understanding of the fundamentals of biological chemistry required for the study of biosciences at a higher level; key biochemical molecules and their role in cellular activities; physiological processes concentrating on the organ and systems level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.