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MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) School of Health and Social Work


The course enables you to explore the evidence for practice and undertake research that will contribute to the continued development of the dietetic profession. The course includes a significant level of workbased learning giving you the opportunity to enhance your specialist professional skills and facilitate independent learning and reflection in practice. In addition the course offers you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care. At the end of this course you will have enhanced your management skills and have benefited from the interprofessional skills and learning that the different modules on this course gives you.

Key strengths of our course: • opportunity to share ideas with other health professionals in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in advancement of health care • flexible study options based on a modular structure • interprofessional learning • teaching by experienced staff and visiting external specialists

Is this the right course for me? The course is suitable for professionals who already work as dietitians in different areas of practice and are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment.

What makes our course unique?

The MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) is designed to meet the needs of dietitians who want to advance their knowledge in dietics through a postgraduate degree. It builds on your current knowledge and understanding and provides opportunities for you to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.


The MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements: • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits • Master’s degree – 180 credits To complete a Master’s degree for this course you need to collect the following credits: MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice) • Research modules – 60 credits • Dietetics modules – minimum 30 credits • Optional interprofessional modules - maximum 60 credits

Research Research dissertation (45) Research methods (15)

Interprofessional Contemporary pain management issues (15) Developing and managing people (15) Facilitation of education in practice (15) Nutritional well-being in pregnancy (15)

Core Diabetes – Nutritional and dietetic management (15) Gastroenterology – nutritional and dietetic management (15) Independent professional study (30/15) Independent reflection in professional practice (15/30)

Preparing for post graduate success – distance learning (15) Redesigning services for the future (15)

Independent work-based skills 1 and 2 (15/15) Nutritional assessment (15) Reflection in professional dietetic practice (30/15)

Note: the numbers in brackets show the credit value for each course

Where will I study? The courses take place at College Lane campus in Hatfield, just 25-minutes away from central London by train. Luton airport and Stansted airport are just 40 minutes away.

Course structure

Course structure


Entry requirements Applicants should have a recognised qualification in dietetics. If you don’t have a relevant university degree you must provide evidence of appropriate continued professional development and a commitment towards personal and professional development. You should also have at least one year’s post-qualification experience. In addition you need to have membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component) or TOEFL internet-based test 100, or paper-based test 600.

Study Options Full time – 16 months Part time – 6 years

Fees Please visit our website go.herts.ac.uk/fees

How to apply If you would like to apply to one of our Master’s degrees you need to complete a University application form which can be found on go.herts.ac.uk/apply You can also apply for a single module if you are not sure you want to study for a Master’s degree on go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth

Enquiries For further enquiries about the course and how to apply contact Linda Knowles at l.knowles@herts.ac.uk

University of Hertfordshire College Lane Hatfield AL10 9AB UK go.herts.ac.uk/hsw

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MSc Dietetics (Advanced Practice)