Health Sciences

MSc DIETETICS (FEBRUARY START)

Key details 

MSC DIETETICS (FEBRUARY START)

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment methods will be a combination of practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We will be assessing your communication skills as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management. 

Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessment methods will be a combination of practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We will be assessing your communication skills as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management. 

Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment methods will be a combination of practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We will be assessing your communication skills as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management. 

Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Assessment methods will be a combination of practical skill oral examinations, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We will be assessing your communication skills as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management. 

Your assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s-level work, but your practice placements will be marked at undergraduate level as pass/fail, with feedback offered on performance. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.2 classification or equivalent

Degree subject

should be in a subject with sufficient relevant physiology and biochemistry. Suitable degrees include but not limited to: biomedical sciences, human nutrition, nutritional science, biochemistry, human biology, physiology, health sciences; or from a nutrition background: food science, applied human nutrition, clinical pathology, pharmacology, therapeutic dietetics.

Additional entry requirements

You must have graduated from your degree within the last 10 years of the start date of the MSc Dietetics course. Applicants may also be considered outside this timeframe if they have highly relevant work experience. Highly relevant experience includes but is not limited to those who have previous or current employment as a dietetic assistant, registered nutritionist, Clinical Scientist, Biomedical Scientist or work in the NHS, private sector or industry in a post graduate level role in a relevant subject. 

You must show a clear understanding of dietetics, the role of dietitians and the role of a health professional within various clinical settings alongside relevant work shadowing. 
You must have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in sciences (A-level or equivalent). Applicants need to have minimum of a GCSE Biology (grade 4 / C) or GCSE Double Science (grade 4/4 or C/C) and GCSE English and Mathematics (grade 4 / C) or equivalent. 

Students accessing this programme must be of good health and character which is sufficient to enable safe and effective practice. The assessment of this will include satisfactory occupational health and enhanced criminal record (DBS) checks before entrance to the programme. Students must also make an annual declaration of good health and good character.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have complied with the University’s requirements with regard to their enhanced DBS. All offers of places are conditional on satisfactory DBS clearance. 

Requests for accreditation of prior learning (APL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is defined as a system whereby academic credits can be awarded for previous learning that has taken place.

placements

As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. 

To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. 

Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components
  • Pearson (PTE): 76 overall with a minimum of 67 in all components.

All test scores must be less than two years old.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests.

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview and applications for entry for February 2023, offers will be made on a first come first serve basis. 

All interviews for entry in February 2023 will take place online. We do not disclose interview questions, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). 
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place from the June/July 2022.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in February each year. 
Course Reference Number: 5425471

Fees and Funding

Fees for the academic year 2022/23 are:

  • UK Students: £18,500 (Pre-Registration course full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £9,250 per academic year)

  • International Students: £36,950 (Course fee charged as £36,950 over two academic years, £18,500 per academic year. 2021-22 entrants are liable for £17,600 in 2022-23)

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 5425471

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

The application deadline for this course is 1 June 2022, although as places are limited early application is encouraged. 

To apply please use our online application form. In completing the application, please note you must show a clear understanding of dietetics, the role of dieticians and the role of a health professional within various clinical settings alongside relevant work shadowing.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 5425471
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
Dietitians are the only qualified and registered health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on the impact of nutrition on health and disease, translating this into easy practical guidance for people to implement to reach their nutritional goals.   The dietetic profession is extremely varied, with opportunities working within the NHS, private clinics, public health, the food industry, sports nutrition and the media. You could find yourself working with people who are in hospital, in a clinic setting, nursing homes or at home. You could be helping young children to manage their newly diagnosed diabetes, or supporting an oncology patient through chemotherapy with taste changes and a poor appetite, or advising on tube feeding regimens for patients who are struggling to meet their dietary needs through food due to ill-health.
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