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MSC Dietetics (Pre-registration)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Become eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - which is compulsory for practising dietitians in the UK.
  • Gain advanced qualifications in dietetics.
  • Learn through practice placements and academic study.

On this course, you’ll gain a unique understanding of nutrition, food composition, diet and metabolism - and how diet therapy can be used to promote health and treat acute and long term conditions to achieve effective care for service users. You’ll apply your learning on useful practice placements, and reflect on your work in concurrent taught sessions. You’ll graduate as a skilled, autonomous practitioner, ready for employment in a range of health and social care settings (including the NHS).

How you learn

Throughout the course, your taught modules will be reinforced by group discussion and directed study. Simulated and practical experiential learning activities will enable you to apply theory to practice.

You’ll develop a critical approach to the evidence that underpins dietetics - gaining a deeper understanding of current issues at the forefront of clinical practice. This will prepare you for conducting your own research in the field.

You learn through

  • four practice placements in a variety of health and social care settings
  • academic study and coursework
  • a substantial final year project/dissertation focusing on researching practice

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in dietetics in the following settings

  • health and social care (including the NHS acute, primary care and mental health settings,
  • public health and wellbeing/ health promotion
  • voluntary and independent sectors e.g. Service user organisations, Food Industry, Media, Research, Higher Education, and Private Practice


Provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a dietitian. This course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) as delivering the approved pre-registration curriculum framework.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 35,140overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 43 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    124 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 86%



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