This programme has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind. You study part-time and follow a modular structure which allows you to progress at a rate to suit your own personal and professional situation. You can enrol on individual modules or pursue a route leading to the award of certificate, diploma or masters in advanced dietetic practice. It is envisaged most students will start with one module and then decide whether they wish to complete further study and discuss these options with the course leader.
Full-time masters course takes one year for completion. Part-time option may be up to maximum of six years. (Diploma and certificate also require one year full-time for completion or maximum of six years part-time (diploma) or three years (PGCert).
Course structure and dates
Modules usually run from September to May although some can be completed over one semester. Each qualification requires the following minimum 'credits' for completion
Masters: 180 credits (core modules 60 credits; optional modules 60 credits; research project & dissertation 60 credits)
Diploma: 120 credits (core modules 40 credits; optional modules 80 credits)
Certificate: 60 credits (core modules 20 credits; optional modules (40 credits)
Taught modules consist of:
- Professional Practice 1 (compulsory for all programmes)
- Professional Practice 2 (compulsory for diploma and masters only)
- Research Strategies in Healthcare (diploma and masters programme only)
Optional modules which you choose to suit your area of interest and personal commitments. See Modules section.
Where will I study?
The programme is taught at the University's Sutton Bonington Campus, 20km south of Nottingham. The campus is a 25 minute bus or car journey to University Park Campus, with connections to Nottingham City. The campus is only 4.5 km from the new East Midlands Parkway railway station at Ratcliffe on Soar with direct links to London) 90 mins, Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, Leicester and Sheffield.
Student support and guidance
Following acceptance on to the course, each student will have the opportunity to discuss their individual needs with members of the course team resulting in an agreed plan of study. All students will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support throughout the course. Information on University provisions for student support will be given to each student.
Informal discussions with the course manager are possible. Please contact
Mrs Katherine Lawson
t:+44(0)115 951 6061