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. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway is studied over a shorter period of 17 months and requires completed modules with a total of 225 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.
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 MSc pathway involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning plus 600 hours of project work.
The PG Dip pathway involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning.
For both pathways 350 hours of contact time (approximately) will be campus based, additionally a further 28 weeks will be spent on practice placements.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical assessments, placements assessed by competency based assessment and examinations.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.