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Nutrition and Dietetics MNutr

Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, UK

Course overview

Dietitians have never been more important. They use their knowledge of food and science to support individuals, groups and populations to improve their health and well-being. Our integrated masters course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. This means you can become a registered dietitian when you graduate.

 

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Essential study skills

Mandatory

Year 1

Introduction to Dietetics

Mandatory

Year 1

An Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry

Mandatory

Year 1

Introductory Physiology

Mandatory

Year 1

Sustainable agriculture food and nutrition

Mandatory

Year 1

Fundamentals in Food Science and Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 2

Communication Skills and Educational Methods

Mandatory

Year 2

Fundamentals of Food and Dietetics

Mandatory

Year 2

Global issues in Nutrition

Mandatory

Year 2

Medicine and Pathology

Mandatory

Year 2

Nutrition and Physiology Interaction

Mandatory

Year 2

Nutrition Metabolism and Disease

Mandatory

Year 3

Changing Behaviour Promoting Health

Mandatory

Year 3

Clinical Pharmacology

Mandatory

Year 3

Nutrition Across the Lifespan

Mandatory

Year 3

Principles and Practice of Dietetics

Mandatory

Year 3

Research Skills in Dietetics

Mandatory

Year 4

Advanced Dietetic Practice (includes 12-week practice placement)

Mandatory

Year 4

Advanced Dietetics (Clinical and Public Health) and Professional Issues

Mandatory

Year 4

Dietetics Research Project

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Thursday 13 June 2024.

Teaching is delivered through a mix of in-person and online methods. 

Teaching methods

  • Lab sessions
  • Lecture
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Placements
  • Problem based learning
  • Computer labs
  • Practical classes

 

We use a range of assessment methods, including exams, essays, verbal presentations and practicals. You will receive a copy of our marking criteria which provides guidance on how we will assess your work. Your work will be marked on time and you will receive regular feedback.

Your final degree classification will be based on marks gained in years two, three and four of study.

You must pass each year to progress. This typically means that you will need to achieve marks of at least 40% in each module. 

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Group projects
  • Lab reports
  • Oral exam
  • Poster presentations
  • Research projects
  • Written examination

Each year you will take 120 credits in core modules. As a guide, one credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. You will spend around half of your time in lectures, seminars and practicals. The remaining time will be independent study.

Core modules are typically taught by professors or associate professors. Specialist dietitians from practice may support teaching on some modules.

You will have 26 weeks full-time practice placement throughout the course, around half of this takes place over the summer between years three and four.

You will be highly skilled in the principles and practices of dietetics, and will have developed your practical research skills. Most dietitians work within the NHS either in hospitals or within the community. A dietitian can choose to specialise in a range of areas such as paediatrics, obesity, renal or liver disease, diabetes and health promotion.

You could work in private practice, sports nutrition, journalism, education, food and drink industries, and consumer organisations.

Registration in dietetics in the UK is recognised in many countries overseas including Hong Kong.

Average starting salary and career progression

86.40% of undergraduates from the Faculty of Science secured employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £27,834.

HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

University undergraduate student Cole Pearce studying in Nightingale Hall accommodation's library, University Park. November 5th 2021.

I knew Nottingham was the right place for me to study when I attended the open day. Sutton Bonington Campus is really beautiful and there’s so much to do in the city. The school’s teaching staff are great; they’re so passionate about their subjects and always approachable.

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Open Day June 2022