M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Professional Practice In Dietetics

University of Plymouth

12 months
14800 GBP/year
7740 GBP/year
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Designed for registered dietitians, this MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Dietetics at University of Plymouth has a specialist core dietetic practice: supported studies module, which provides you with support to investigate and design an evidence-based ‘service improvement’ within your own specialist field of practice. 


Are you a qualified health practitioner looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to advance your professional practice? Studying this MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Dietetics at University of Plymouth, you’ll be primed to become an evidence-based practitioner, ready to manage and lead in dynamic settings.

Key Features:

  • Become an evidence-based practitioner, equipped to manage and lead in busy and constantly changing settings. 
  • Take the opportunity to study in an inter-professional setting with inter-professional core and optional modules. 
  • Shape your own learning journey – you’ll have opportunities to tailor your learning in the workplace through module assignments and the Dietetic Practice: Supported Study module.
  • Learn from experts in a setting where innovative thinking regards advanced professional development is put into practice.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility our programme offers. You can take some of the modules by distance learning, while others are taught via short intensive study blocks to minimise time away from other commitments. 
  • Complete the programme in one year with the full-time study option or balance work and caring commitments by studying part time over a maximum of five years. 
  • The full-time route is suitable for international students, who will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments.

What skills will I gain?

Our contemporary and flexible teaching approach ensures you will leave the programme with the advanced skills and knowledge to make a real and profound impact on patient care.

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Dietetics programme will enable you to:

  • Develop your theoretical knowledge and skills in dietetics.
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to dietetics practice.
  • Base dietetics practice on the best available research evidence.
  • Develop lifelong learning skills.
  • Take leading roles in developing practice and education.
  • Conduct practice-based research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Applying Evidence to Practice
  • Diatetic Practice (pathway specific)
  •  Project Design for Research
  • Research Dissertation

Optional module

Optional module* 20 Credits

Optional modules can be chosen from the Masters level modules A-Z list. Please contact the Professional Development Unit Admissions Team to discuss your options.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent) in Dietetics. If you are a non UK-based candidate you must be recognised as a dietitian within your own country.
  • You’ll be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level and therefore an interview may be necessary. You’ll normally be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process.
  • Claims for credit for prior learning, whether certificated or experiential are accepted and will be assessed following University regulations and faculty procedures.
  • European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7740 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time (Home) - £860 per 20 credit module

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /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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