24 months
41600 AUD/year
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If you’re serious about nutrition and influencing the dietary needs of an ever-expanding and aging population, then the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Canberra will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to have your ideas influence change at the local and national level.

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As part of this course, you’ll use your existing knowledge and experience to plan and execute a research project of your choice and then participate in 20 weeks of full-time workplace education to help bring this project to life -  all with full support and encouragement from academic and industry experts and mentors.

Depending on your research topic, this placement will take place in hospitals, community centers or food service departments – all settings which offer a unique opportunity to gain frontline experience and network with industry professionals.

Also, the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course is the only course in Australia which also offers all graduating students an additional 4-week internship where you be actively encouraged to broaden your networks and explore employment opportunities at the same time.

It’s time to take control of your career direction. It’s time to register your interest in the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course now.

Study a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop additional knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
  • understand the application of nutrition in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
  • cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and apply evidence-based approaches to address a nutrition-related health issue
  • demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development
  • gain the necessary scientific background and specific knowledge and skills to address concepts and opinions relating to human nutrition
  • identify the links between nutrition, health, and disease at different life stages
  • address ways to improve the delivery of nutritional information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling and Communication for Dietitians 
  • Food Service Management 
  • Clinical Dietetics Practicum 
  • Community Nutrition Practicum 
  • Clinical Dietetics 
  • Food Service Management Practicum 
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
94 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a completed bachelor degree in human nutrition
  • two degree level units in chemistry
  • four degree level units in human biology and human physiology
  • two second year degree level units in biochemistry
  • four degree level units in food and nutrition science
CRICOS Code: 049506C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)


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