A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology and/or chemistry essential but other science subject can be food technology/home economics, geography, IT, maths, physics, physical education or psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not accepted.
All applicants must have a minimum grade 5 (B) in chemistry and grade 4 (C) in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent examination).
Students whose first language is not English - see below.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
For details please see the alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course.
Students must meet the requirements of the Biology/Biosciences pathway. In order to progress to the first year, students must pass the foundation year with an overall mark of no less than 60% and with no less than 60% in both the chemistry and biology modules.
Science Foundation Certificate
International students only
International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through The University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.
Science with Foundation Year
Home, EU and international students
If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in our one year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.
Progression is also subject to a successful interview.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
All applications are made through UCAS and we require that applications should be submitted before the first UCAS deadline in January. Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview (see below). You are advised to visit a Dietetics Department prior to interview.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a selection interview. An academic member of staff from the Division of Nutritional Sciences and a dietetics service representative normally conduct the interview. Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential for academic progression, commitment to a career in dietetics and an understanding of the role of a dietitian as well as demonstrating good communication skills and an understanding of professional values.
- Students with disabilities or health concerns
Disabilities and health concerns do not necessarily form a bar to entry to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course. In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, we treat all students fairly, offering ongoing support and making reasonable adjustments where necessary. However, the School of Biosciences has a responsibility to ensure all students admitted to the course are eligible to apply for registration by the HPC on graduation. It is expected that any condition past or present, will be controlled and stable, and will not impair your ability to complete the course or care for patients.
Any applicant who is offered a place is required to complete a medical questionnaire which is forwarded to the Occupational Health Department who may choose to offer the applicant a full medical examination. It is important to note that all offers of a place are conditional on a satisfactory occupational health screen that assesses fitness to practice in the health service. In line with UCAS guidelines, disability or health concerns can be disclosed on the UCAS form and/or in a letter addressed directly to the Admissions Tutor. All information disclosed is treated as strictly confidential.
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Owing to the particular nature of this course, the University uses the disclosure services of the DBS to assess the suitability of applicants to work with a vulnerable population. Each student will need to fulfil this requirement once they have commenced the course. The University undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of a criminal conviction or information revealed. Disclosure information will be handled and disposed of securely in compliance with the DBS Code of Practice, the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.
Non-UK based applicants will be required to provide us with a Certificate of Good Conduct and Character, which will need to be requested from a formal authority like the police, or the Foreign Affairs Department or equivalent. It should include any information on any criminal convictions that you have, or simply confirm that you don't have any.