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MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration)

Work as part of a team to provide your patients with the practical guidance they need to understand how food can improve their health and aid recovery from disease.

Course overview

"Learn how to translate complex scientific information about nutrition into everyday patient care"

Dietitians are the only profession to focus on the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to nutritional disorders.

This intensive two-year degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to educate and guide your patients to make good choices in their nutritional intake.

Working with local NHS trusts you will develop as competent clinicians able to communicate with patients and other health professions about the status of patients and design and implement nutritional management plans to support their recovery.

You might be working with people who have chronic illness, children, athletes or those wishing to make better choices about their health. Whatever the reason, dieticians are key members of the healthcare workforce, applying their knowledge of food, nutrition, human science and research to support their patients.

Why study Dietetics at AECC University College?

  • Gain 1000+ hours of clinical experience from local placements providers
  • We are one of only a handful of Universities in the UK teaching this degree
  • We are a small and specialist health sciences university with over 50 years’ experience delivering health science degrees
  • Study under expert guidance in a multidisciplinary and collaborative community of like-minded individuals all either learning, teaching, researching or practicing health sciences

How to apply?

Applications for January 2024 are still open. To register your interest now or ask any questions about the course, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Applications will close on 2 November 2023.

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Key Information

Course title:
MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration)
2 years (January entry)
Study mode:
Health and Care professional Council (HCPC) approved. Currently seeking approval from the British Dietetic Association.
AECC University College

Course leader

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Hazreen Majid

Associate Professor in Dietetics

Dr Hazreen Majid joined AECC University College with his extensive knowledge and expertise as an Associate Professor and course lead in Dietetics.

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Course details

What you will learn on the course

This course aims to develop your understanding of the human body and the effect food has upon us in health and disease.

Units on the course cover food science, food safety, patient assessment, clinical reasoning, acute and chronic disease, meal planning, nutritional assessment, public health, physiology, team working, research methods and application of research to practice.

How the course is taught

This intensive course is taught through a combination of theory, skills development and placement. Learn through a mix of clinical skills classes, problem-based seminars and placement whilst developing research knowledge and the principals of evidence-based practice. You will also have access to a variety of online materials and literature through our dedicated learning services


Placements are a mandatory requirement of the course allowing graduates to apply their learning from the classroom to real life patients. Placements will be sourced from local providers.


Unit breakdown

"Translate complex scientific information about nutrition into everyday patient care."

Entry Requirements

Essential requirements

We would normally expect to see: A first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare or health sciences subject. Examples include biochemistry, biomedical science, nutrition, physiology, human biology or health science.

Is there anything else that’s required?

Enhanced DBS check and an occupational health screening are required prior to commencement on the course.

International Students

Oversees applicants will require an overall score of 7.0 overall or equivalent (with no element below 6.5) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) that is no more than 2 years old on application; or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 100 with minimum scores of 24 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking and 27 in writing.

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by November 30th 2023 and more details will be provided in your offer email.

Course Fees

UK/ROI/ Channel Islands

  • £9,250 per annum


  • £17,499 per annum

Please note that these fees are for the 2023-24 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

Additional Course Costs

  • Students will be required to attend placements which will take place in NHS settings. Whilst we aim to keep student placements close to the University College campus, it may be necessary for some travel to be required. The costs associated with attending placements are the student’s responsibility and should be factored into their annual budgeting for the course.
  • Students will be expected to have an electronic device on which they can access course materials. They will need a secure internet connection with enough bandwidth to stream videos and online content. Students will also be expected to purchase copies of any required textbooks and may wish to purchase their own copies of some recommended textbooks. Books are estimated to cost between £50 and £200. There are no direct printing costs, but some students may prefer to print out materials. Students may have to bear the costs of accessing articles not already accessible through our learning services, all access to articles held by our learning services is included in the yearly fee.
More information

The Funding Clinic (Funding information for studying the allied health professions)

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