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Dietetics MSc

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The Dietetics study programme aims to equip graduates who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practice as a Registered Dietitian.

Key benefits

  • We are Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education.
  • You will be taught by leading researchers in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • You will undertake 28 weeks of practice placements in a variety of settings.
  • Unique opportunities to attend meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine Forum on Food and Health, and a thriving Nutrition Society.
  • King's College London is ranked 17th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health (Times Higher Education 2020 subject ranking).
  • You will be eligible to apply for Registration in Dietetics with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems in society. They translate public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. The MSc pathway is a two-year course that requires modules totalling 285 credits. Part of the course is spent in clinical practice through placements and will provide you with unique opportunities to develop your clinical skills and improve your employability.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use different teaching strategies: lectures, seminars, food service and diet therapy practicals, case study-based learning, observed structured clinical examinations and group tutorials, to deliver the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The course involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning plus 600 hours of project work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Diet Therapy (30 credits)
Health Promotion & Communication Studies (15 credits)
Advanced Diet Therapy & Medicine (15 credits)
Public Health and Healthcare Systems (15 credits)
Professional Practice for Dieticians (15 credits)
Principles of Clinical Science and Therapeutics (15 credits)
Food Service & Catering Management (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 1 (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 2 (45 credits)
Dietetics Project (60 credits)
Advanced Diet Therapy & Medicine (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 3 (45 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for Year 1 or Year 2.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Most of our graduates go on to work within the NHS, either in hospital or community health services. Former graduates have also found employment 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.

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £9,250 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

International deposit is £2000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Alternative venue examination fees
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs
  • Disclosure and Barring certificates/clearance - Students have to pay for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance check. This is payable on induction and an annual update is available. Estimated cost: £50.
  • checks/immunisations/ vaccinations - Students will be required to arrange and pay for the necessary vaccinations prior to commencing clinical placements. Multiple vaccinations may be required. Indicative cost: £10-30 per vaccination. Travel and accommodation for clinical placement Students will need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. A Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover these costs.
  • Travel and accommodation for clinical placement - tudents will need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. A Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover these costs.

Funding

Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems in society. They translate public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. The MSc pathway is a two-year course that requires modules totalling 285 credits. Part of the course is spent in clinical practice through placements and will provide you with unique opportunities to develop your clinical skills and improve your employability.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use different teaching strategies: lectures, seminars, food service and diet therapy practicals, case study-based learning, observed structured clinical examinations and group tutorials, to deliver the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The course involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning plus 600 hours of project work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework and examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Diet Therapy (30 credits)
Health Promotion & Communication Studies (15 credits)
Advanced Diet Therapy & Medicine (15 credits)
Public Health and Healthcare Systems (15 credits)
Professional Practice for Dieticians (15 credits)
Principles of Clinical Science and Therapeutics (15 credits)
Food Service & Catering Management (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 1 (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 2 (45 credits)
Dietetics Project (60 credits)
Advanced Diet Therapy & Medicine (15 credits)
Dietetics Practice Placement 3 (45 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for Year 1 or Year 2.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Most of our graduates go on to work within the NHS, either in hospital or community health services. Former graduates have also found employment 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.

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £9,250 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

International deposit is £2000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Alternative venue examination fees
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs
  • Disclosure and Barring certificates/clearance - Students have to pay for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance check. This is payable on induction and an annual update is available. Estimated cost: £50.
  • checks/immunisations/ vaccinations - Students will be required to arrange and pay for the necessary vaccinations prior to commencing clinical placements. Multiple vaccinations may be required. Indicative cost: £10-30 per vaccination. Travel and accommodation for clinical placement Students will need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. A Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover these costs.
  • Travel and accommodation for clinical placement - tudents will need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. A Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover these costs.

Funding

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King’s.

 

Our final application deadline for all applicants is on Monday 10 January 2022 (23:59, UK time).

  

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