About

The innovative approach, together with an ethos of research and evidence-informed practice, aims to foster your personal and professional development.

Why study this course with us?

The accredited Nutrition and Dietetics programme offered by the University of Chester is delivered in an innovative way. Academic and placement learning is delivered by experienced academics and practitioners who are all committed to helping you to develop the necessary skills to become an effective dietetic practitioner who contributes to high-quality evidence-based practice.

You will have access to course-specific facilities and laboratories, and benefit from the Faculty’s links with local NHS trusts and practitioners, plus expertise from the pharmaceutical and food industries and British Dietetic Association specialist groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Nutrition Research Methods
  • Behavioural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
  • Dietetics and Public Health
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Practice Placement

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                      • Duration description
                        PgDip - 2 years
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
                    • More information Go to the programme website

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Upper Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    UK/EU

                    • A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant science subject that includes modules covering human physiology and biochemistry is required
                    Applicants must also:
                    • visit a dietetic department prior to applying for the course
                    • attend a personal interview and participate in a group activity
                    • complete a satisfactory health check and Disclosure and Barring Service check

                      International

                      • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study
                      • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • EU/EEA

                        16245 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 16245 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                      • PgDip - £8,000

                      Living costs for Chester

                      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

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

                      Funding

                      The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

                      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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                      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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