Postgraduate MSc


Develop the professional expertise to practise as a dietitian in the UK. You’ll be eligible to apply to register with the HCPC on successful completion of this master’s course.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Dietitians make a vital contribution to people's health and wellbeing. You’ll develop skills in critical evaluation and adaptability to prepare for the changing dynamics of working in health and social care.  

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore the composition of food, the nature of nutrients and their metabolism in the body, nutritional requirements throughout the lifespan and the dietary effects of food on health
  • Learn how to work alongside service users with acute and chronic disease in hospitals and primary care settings
  • Prepare to meet the responsibilities and expectations associated with being a healthcare professional
  • Consider the ethical and legal boundaries arising from exercising a professional duty of care

Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance.

Professionally regulated

The HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) regulates dietetics. The title of Dietitian is protected by law. This means that anyone who uses this designated title must be on the HCPC Register. Successful completion of this course will give you the eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC after you graduate. 

This course is also accredited by BDA (The British Dietetic Association).

Relevant study

This course reflects the changing nature of dietetic practice and the demands on the new-entry practitioner within health and social care.

Learn from experts

You’ll learn from teaching staff who are recognised internationally for their expertise in dietetics. This course retains a national profile for postgraduate provision in the UK.

Develop your professional network

You’ll meet professional competencies through a range of practice learning opportunities provided in the NHS. Many of our graduates have secured permanent positions as a direct result of having been in touch with employers whilst on practice placement. Likewise, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with dietitians working in clinical practice on research projects. 

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Why study Dietetics at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally approved and accredited course – you’ll be eligible to apply to register with the HCPC successful completion of this course
  2. Placement opportunities - graduates have secured permanent positions as a direct result of the networks they develop on practice placements
  3. Specialist skillset – develop the expertise you’ll need to practise as a dietitian
  4. Access to specialist facilities – including the Nutrition Kitchen 

MSc Dietetics Student Elliott Lee talks about his experience studying MSc Dietetics

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