London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Why study this course?

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc is an intensive course suitable for graduates with a scientific background wishing to pursue a career as a dietitian.

More about this course

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. (Ref: Role of Dietitians)

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.

London Met has state-of-the-art facilities including a simulated ward and outpatients department to help you develop your skills in clinical practice. Some specialist aspects of the course are delivered by guest lecturers who are experts within the field of health and nutrition and dietetics.

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.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), case studies, scientific reports, unseen examinations and in-class tests.

Professional accreditation

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).

After the course

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc 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.

Dietitians work as part of a team to manage the health and nutritional needs of individuals, communities and populations. Graduating from MSc Dietetics and Nutrition is the start of lifelong learning and an exciting and varied career in nutrition, health and disease management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £8,950 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £13,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £8,950 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You 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 for 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 attended at a dietetics career event.
  • International entry requirements: You 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 for 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 attended at a dietetics career event. English Requirement - You 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.