The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc 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. (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.
Please note: You must complete the non-credit bearing placement modules to obtain the professionally accredited title award, Dietetics and Nutrition MSc. If you don't successfully complete these placement modules, you will be awarded the title, Food and Health Studies MSc.
You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), case studies, scientific reports, unseen examinations and in-class tests.
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).
You will be required to have:
Suitable science degrees include:
A substantive component of biochemistry and human physiology is required in these degrees, including:
The University will invite you to complete the DBS check, which will need to be done by 31 July. This check will cost you £62.13 and the update service costs £13 per year.
Prospective students come from various different undergraduate science backgrounds are considered for the course. Due to the nature of this, it may mean that some of the required learning as covered in our entry requirements are missing. Common areas where students may have insufficient learning include biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology or microbiology.
All the following modules are offered from our Biomedical Studies MSc and can be completed as stand alone modules.
If your degree does not contain sufficient biochemistry, you could take the following module:
If your degree does not contain sufficient cell biology you could take the following module:
If your degree does not contain sufficient anatomy and physiology you could take the following module:
If your degree does not contain sufficient microbiology you could take the following module:
Successful applicants should have studied nutrition science at Level 5 in their degree to a minimum of 15 credits. Applicants should understand the principles of nutritional science including macro and micro nutrients and their role in the diet, the nutritional composition of foods, and the links between diet and disease.
Prospective applicants who have not studied nutrition science at degree level are advised to take an additional 15 credits at Level 5 in nutrition to meet this requirement.
The University also offers an online course on the Fundamentals of Human Nutrition.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
For further information and support about how to prepare your application and meet our entry requirements place visit our frequently asked questions webpage.
Modules for this course are to be confirmed. Please check back at a later date or call our course enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200 for details.
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.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
Applications open in September and are accepted until mid-January. Compulsory interviews are held in March and applicants are informed of the decision following interviews in April.
The deadline for applications on this course is 31 January.
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