Dietetics MDiet

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: May 1
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time
Intakes: September, January
International tuition: £13,670
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

This course will allow you to become a clinically adept dietitian, with skills underpinned by a thorough theoretical knowledge and understanding of nutritional science, dietetics, public health and health promotion. Your engagement with interdisciplinary team-working, leadership, service improvement, and research will extend your competence and enhance your employability prospects. You will develop skills in empowering individuals, groups and communities to change diet and lifestyle behaviours, and will practice your skills through simulated and inter-professional learning opportunities. Uniquely, you will have the chance to select an elective module, and to earn additional qualifications as you complete the course. RGU is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide 2020).

Study options

This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • PTE
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
SQA Higher: BBBB to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology/Human Biology, Home Economics, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics and English (or a subject requiring the use of English). English, Biology and Mathematics are required at National 5 Grade B or above if not held at Higher. GCE A Level: BCC to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology, Home Economics, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Physics and English (or a subject requiring the use of English). English, Biology and Mathematics are required at GCSE grade 6 or above if not held at A Level. Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology/Human Biology, Home Economics/Health and Food Technology, Mathematics or Physics and English (or a subject requiring the use of English). English, Biology and Mathematics are required at Ordinary Level O2 or above, if not held at Higher level. IB Diploma: 28 to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology, Mathematics or Physics and English (or a subject requiring the use of English) all at Higher Level Grade 5. Maths and Biology are required at Standard Level 4 or above.

Career opportunities

The Master of Dietetics course (awaiting approval) has been developed in response to current policy and social directives, identified organisational challenges of employers across the public, private and third sectors and in recognition of graduate needs in meeting workplace demands. By completing this course, you will possess knowledge, skills and competencies beyond those normally expected at the threshold of registered practice, and you can demonstrate to potential employers that you have the ability to positively influence strategic professional practice and support government policy and work to standards of accredited bodies, which is integral to the professional philosophy of the course. Although the majority of our graduates begin their careers as Dietitians in the NHS, there are also many opportunities within the private sector. Our graduates have gone on to achieve great success in their careers including Performance Nutritionist with Irish Rugby Football Union, Sports Dietitian with Sport Scotland, Crisis Advisor for the World Health Organization, Chief Dietitian at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and General Manager of the Hong Kong Health Service.

Campus location

Aberdeen , United Kingdom

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