To equip students with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practise as a Registered Dietitian. For applicants who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition.
In addition to the taught modules detailed in the module list students will undertake three practical placements:Placement 1. Two weeks at the end of Semester 1
Placement 2. Twelve weeks between May and July in year 1
Placement 3. Fourteen weeks between October and December in year 2
MSc students will also complete a research project between February and May in year 2.
Successful completion of examinations and placements will make you eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the HCPC.
Successful completion of examinations and placements will make you eligible to apply for registration by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a dietitian.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
MSc UK 180/ECTS 90; PG Dip120/ECTS 60
MSc: 22 months FT, PG Dip: 17 months FT. Both programmes include clinical placements.
Waterloo Campus; placements in London.
As public interest in food and health grows, career opportunities for qualified dietitians are expanding every year. The largest employer of our graduates is the NHS, either in hospital or community health services, but former students have also found employment throughout the world in a range of organisations including research institutes, consumer groups, food retailers, and government departments and agencies. Others have become successful food and health journalists or developed careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Year of entry 2013