Nutrition and Dietetics Masters Degree

Dietetics Masters - MSc

 

Key Facts

Approved by  
Health and Care Professions Council

Accredited by:
British Dietetic Association

Course Length:
One year full-time

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Accredited

British Dietetic Association

Course Overview

The MSc Dietetics degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the British Dietetic Association. It enables graduates with a PG Diploma in Dietetics who are registered with the HCPC to complete a 60 credit dissertation module.

Students exiting with the Postgraduate Diploma can return to undertake the dissertation within 5 years of starting the PG Diploma.  The MSc Dietetics is undertaken in one academic year.  Most students undertake the MSc Dietetics while working within the NHS.

September 2017 closed for applications.

​Course Content​​

During the programme students undertake a research project. This is usually undertaken within their work environment within the NHS.  Many students undertake Service Improvement Projects within their Dietetic Departments.

MSc Dietetics: 

The dissertation consists of four elements.  There is a protocol, extended literature review, journal paper and reflective statement.

Year One: 

September – Induction

October – Protocol Submission

November – Feedback on Protocol Meeting

February – Extended Literature Review Submission

Late February – Feedback on Literature Review

May – Journal Paper and Reflective Statement Submission

June – Exam Board

Exit with MSc at Exam Board in June. 

Learning & Teaching​

It is expected that students undertake independent reading and self-study; this is aided by the use of Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment in use at the University. All students have previously undertaken a Research Studies Module which is available as a resource.

All students are allocated a personal tutor who offers pastoral support and guides the student through the dissertation process.

Assessment

All aspects of the dissertation are assessed, and double marked. All M Level modules are double marked. All the modules are externally assessed. All modules need to be passed to gain the MSc award.

Employability & Careers​

Dietitians normally begin their career in the National Health Service where they progress to the main clinical grades. The opportunity exists for specialisation in various aspects of dietetics by means of post-registration education. In addition there are opportunities for dietitians to be involved in health education/promotion, education, research and journalism. 

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Applicants should have a PG Diploma in Dietetics qualification and be registered with the HCPC.  Applicants can apply to the MSc Dietetics course if they have studied for the PG Diploma in Dietetics not more than 5 years previously.

Applicants who speak English as a second language must have adequate command of English, with an IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in all elements. 

How to Apply:
Please contact the Course Director between May and August of the year of entry.  A 500 word summary of the proposed research will need to be submitted to the Course Director by September 1st of the year of entry. 

For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

Additionally, please note the mandatory document requirements that must be uploaded with your online application. Please visit our Compulsory Documents page for further information. 

If you are interesting in using credit from another institution or that obtained from qualifications or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

Accredited by:
The Association of UK Dieticians 

The NHS bursary scheme does not cover fees for students who submit a dissertation to gain the MSc in Dietetics. 

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics who wish to undertake the dissertation to obtain the MSc Dietetics please contact the course director: 

Rhiannon Harris.
Email: rharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 6884 ​

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