Postgraduate study
This course, offered over 1–6 years on a modular basis, is available for health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice.
 
  
Qualification
PGDip Clinical Nutrition
Entry requirements
2:2 (or international equivalent)
Other requirements
Applicants will normally be required to be a health or social care professional
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
September
UK/EU fees
£5,490 - Terms apply
International fees
£16,020 - Terms apply
Campus
Sutton Bonington Campus
School/department

Biosciences

 

 

Overview

This course is available for students who are health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice.

The programme is offered over one to six years on a modular basis, so students can complete the diploma or full masters degree to meet their individual continuing professional development needs.

Key facts

  • This programme has been specially developed by professionals in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, in the School of Biosciences, one of the University's most successful schools based at the Sutton Bonington Campus.
  • The school is ranked the no. 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science in the Research Excellence Framework 2014; 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality
  • Our dynamic teaching team offers the opportunity to learn under the guidance of expert practitioners, educators and researchers
 

Full course details

The PGDip requires 120 credits for completion. The course is the same as the Masters degree, but without the research project. Please see this page for more information.

 
 

Modules

This course is the same as the masters degree, but without the Research Project. Please see the MSc Clinical Nutrition course page for more information.

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.

 
 

Fees and funding

UK/EU students

Please visit the University's postgraduate funding pages.

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers and professional development

Career destinations have included biochemists, lecturers, medical scientists and scientific researchers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Domantis GSK, GE Healthcare, Lonza Biologics, Mars Confectionary, Q Chip and Unilever.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 94% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,495 with the highest being £37,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers** and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. 

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

** The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

 
 
 

Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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