Health Sciences

MSc DIETETICS (FEBRUARY START)

Key details 

MSC DIETETICS (FEBRUARY START)

Start Year
2021
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, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

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, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.2 classification or equivalent

Degree subject

Degree subject should be in a subject with relevant physiology and biochemistry modules (not plant based). For example, from a science background: 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 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 is defined as those who have previous or current employment as a dietitian’s assistant, Clinical Scientist, Biomedical Scientist or work in the private sector or industry in a post graduate level role in a relevant subject. 

You must have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in sciences (A-level or equivalent). Applicants need to have minimum grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and Mathematics. 

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 either through formal courses of study. 

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. Complete applications for entry to February 2022 will be processed on a first come, first serve basis so we encourage early submission. 

All interviews for entry in February 2022 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 mid October. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in February each year. 
Course Reference Number: 5267073

Fees and Funding

Fees for the academic year 2021/22 are:

  • UK Students: £9,250

Pre-Registration course full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £9,250 per academic year.

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

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional course costs here:  

http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/legalstatements/finance-and-fees/additional-course-fees  

Course Reference Number: 5267073

How to Apply

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

Please note course places are limited so early application is encouraged.  

To apply please use our online application form.

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: 5267073
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
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