Master On Campus

Nutrition and Dietetics

University of Sydney

24 months
51000 AUD/year
28000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Sydney will launch you straight into a career as a dietitian. With practical training in human nutrition plus access to eminent dietitians, this highly regarded postgraduate course will bring you to the forefront of dietetic and nutrition research and practice. 


The Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Sydney builds on major concepts from the study of human biochemistry and physiology to discuss the roles of nutrients, nutritional contents of food and diet in health and disease. The program covers all the content and skills needed for you to become a career-ready professional across public health, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, communication, management, and research and evaluation.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney draws on the expertise of researchers and clinicians in nutrition science, public health, medicine and dietetics. Being in central Sydney gives us the advantage of calling on external guest lecturers. We have access to members of the Science and Medicine faculties and utilise leading University teaching hospitals (Sydney and rural if preferred) for placement experiences. Our master’s program includes a full semester of supervised research training which meets requirements for entry to a PhD. 

Our academics teach from a research-driven base but understand the importance of the translation of the research into evidence-based dietetic practice. The course will equip you with the skills for life-long professional development as a dietitian/nutritionist whether you want to work in the clinical or public health fields, in a hospital or primary care private practice, in a community health facility or a research organisation.

Career Pathways

Throughout this course you will develop knowledge of:

  • food
  • nutrients
  • biochemistry
  • physiology, statistics
  • epidemiology
  • food service
  • management and the pathophysiology of chronic diseases.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community and Public Health Nutrition 
  • Dietary Intake and Nutritional Assessment
  • Dietetics Professional Studies 
  • Dietetics Training Placement 
  • Food Service Management
  • Medical Nutrition 
  • Nutritional and Food Science  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 008414B 

The applicant must also have successfully completed the following prerequisite units of study within the last 10 years:

  • 12 credit points of junior chemistry, or equivalent; and
  • 12 credit points of junior biology, or equivalent; and
  • 12 credit points of intermediate or senior Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology, or equivalent; and
  • 12 credit points of intermediate or senior Human Physiology, or equivalent; and
  • 6 credit points of intermediate or senior Nutrition Science, or equivalent; and
  • 6 credit points of intermediate or senior Food Science, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $7,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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