Dietetics (Pre-Registration)

Teesside University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Dietetics (Pre-Registration) course, offered by Teesside University, provides experiences to ensure you are safe and confident to assess dietary and nutritional needs and able to deliver dietary interventions which meet the needs of individuals and groups. 


After successfully completing this course you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Dietetic Association, to practice as a dietitian within the UK. This Dietetics (Pre-Registration) course, offered by Teesside University, provides experiences to ensure you are safe and confident to assess dietary and nutritional needs and able to deliver dietary interventions which meet the needs of individuals and groups. Placements are integral to the course – you undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of dietetic practice in a variety of health and social care settings.

This course starts in January and runs for 21 months, delivered across five University semesters. The taught modules in the University are delivered at our Centre for Professional and Executive Development at our Darlington campus with some laboratory sessions at our Middlesbrough Campus. In the first semester you complete three modules, providing you with the underpinning knowledge and skills to be able to assess and treat individuals and groups with a number of health conditions which impact on their diet and nutrition.

In this semester you undertake 75 hours of practice integrated within your university studies. You then undertake 13 weeks of practice placement in the second semester, supervised by qualified dietitians. In the third semester you study another three modules, further develop your dietetic assessment and management, and explore the role of dietitians in promoting health with a focus on public health interventions. You also study research and innovation in dietetic practice, preparing you for your final major project in the final semester.

In semester four you undertake a further 13 weeks of practice placement. And finally in semester five you undertake your final major project.

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Work placement

You complete 28 weeks of practice placement within your course in NHS trusts across the North East of England. You are allocated a practice educator who, along with dietitians in the trust, provides opportunities for you to develop your ability to assess and treat individuals in the practice setting. You also work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team, developing an understanding of each role. We can’t guarantee that practice placements are local to you. You are expected to travel and pay for associated travel costs.

Career opportunities

Dietitians work in a number of different settings – these include the NHS, private practice, industry, sport and education. Whilst your practice placements are within the NHS, we explore the role of the dietitian in different environments and provide careers guidance and support towards the latter stages of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Dietetic Management
  • Clinical Correlations of Food and Nutrition
  • Dietetic Management
  • Dietetics Practice Placement 1
  • Dietetics Practice Placement 2
  • Major Project
  • Promoting Health in Dietetic Practice
  • Research, Development and Innovation in Dietetic Practice
  • The Practicing Dietitian

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
Upper Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You apply direct to the University. Our minimum academic requirement is a 2.1 honours degree (or above) in a subject with significant elements of biochemistry and human physiology. If English isn’t your first language, we require evidence of IELTS Level 7 (or equivalent). No element should be below 6.5. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Dietetics (Pre-Registration)
Teesside University