Dietetics (Pre-registration)

2 years
January 2025

Our MSc (Pre-Registration) Dietetics programme prepares you for a fulfilling career as a dietitian across a range of health and nutrition settings, including the NHS.

Why study with us

  • Learn from specialists in a range of clinical and research areas as well as Visiting Trust staff to offer you bespoke teaching to support your learning
  • Undertake valuable work-based placements which are ensured through our strong links with North West healthcare partners so that you’re work-ready on graduation
  • Gain pre-placement essential dietetic knowledge, skills, values and behaviours through simulation-based learning including clinical, community, virtual and multidisciplinary scenarios

What you'll do

  • Undertake simulations in purpose-built clinical assessment facilities using “real life” clinical scenarios which reflect the everyday working of a dietitian
  • Learn from registered dietitians and health professionals and undertake supervised placement learning in the NHS and local organisations
  • Engage with students across other Allied Health Profession (AHP) courses within the University, offering inter-professional learning opportunities from day one


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Katherine Markwell
Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Katherine teaches on dietetics, nutrition, physical and research modules within the School of Health, Social Work and Sport. She is a HCPC registered dietitian, BDA member, fellow of the HEA and completed her PhD in behaviour change for obesity and weight management. Her researc…

Fiona Willingham
Lecturer-Practitioner in Dietetics
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Fiona is a lecturer practitioner who is currently helping to develop the MSc Dietetics programme for validation. Fiona also teaches across a range of subjects within the programme, having particular expertise in clinical dietetics and dietetic professional practice. Fiona is curr…


Future Careers in Dietetics

Dietitians are locally in demand and there are many exciting opportunities. Our graduates can pursue careers to make a difference in the NHS, private health, industry, research, food service, public health, universities, and other settings. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£11,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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