Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University


You will learn about nutritional science and its application in health and illness, together with lifecycle nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and food science. The combination of academic and clinical practice learning activities throughout the course will enable you to develop a patient-centred approach and equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a professional dietitian. You will acquire an evidence-based and critical approach to dietetic practice, together with developing effective team work and communication skills.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in a subject containing a substantial proportion (about 30 per cent) of human physiology and biochemistry. IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent). We do not expect all our applicants to have visited a dietetic department but if you are fortunate enough to have experience of speaking with a dietitian or visiting a dietetic team, then it is appropriate to include this in your personal statement.

Course modules

Modules include: Nutrition through the life cycle; dietetics integrated with physiology/biochemistry; food science; nutrition and public health; counselling psychology; clinical education placements.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used to enhance transferable skills and these include: Essay submissions; oral presentations; exams; literature reviews.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630