Nutrition and Dietetics, Master | University of Canberra | Canberra, Australia
24 months
42200 AUD/year
27000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate is recognised as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. This accreditation is also accepted globally and opens doors to a range of jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Private Practice
  • Government Departments
  • The Food Industry
  • Media
  • Education
  • Research


This course has been accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

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


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    42200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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