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.
The dissertation consists of four elements. There is a protocol, extended literature review, journal paper and reflective statement.
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.
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.
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.
Health Boards in Wales are currently working together to provide Experience Days for locals who frequently enquire about work experience days. As this is a requirement in applying for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics and PG Diploma in Dietetics programmes, Experience Days have been set up to accommodate this.
For those outside of Wales please contact your local Health Boards/Trusts who may have a similar system, or are able to provide work experience/voluntary posts. You won't need to attend an Experience Day in Wales if you have already received Dietetic experience elsewhere as the same information will be covered.
The Health Boards aim to provide two/three every year.
The next Experience Day is:
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Hywel Dda / Powys Health Board
Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Please return your completed application form via email to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, these are not university open days. Details on open days run by the university which cover course and university information can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays.
Please only book a place if you definitely intend to attend this event. If you book a place but cannot attend please can you let us know ASAP so that we can give your place to someone else. A list of those who do not attend without cancelling their place will be provided to the Programme Director to be considered in the allocation of places on the programme. Many thanks for your co-operation.
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. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
International pages on the website.
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
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