Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Advanced Professional Practice in Dietetics

Are you a qualified health practitioner looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to advance your professional practice? Designed for registered dieticians, this pathway has a specialist core module in nutritional support in illness-related malnutrition, which focuses on current evidence and rationale for oral, enteral and parenteral intervention in a range of clinical conditions. You�ll be primed to become an evidence-based practitioner, ready to manage and lead in dynamic settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have a 1st degree (BSc (Hons) at 2.1 or above) in dietetics. Non UK-based candidates must be recognised as dietitians within their own country. Applicants may be a health or social care professional with a 1st degree or people with related academic degrees. People without a degree but with appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen pathways may be eligible to apply. Applicants must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English: IELTS 6.5 in each part. Applicants will be assessed individually for their ability to study at this level and therefore an interview may be necessary. Submission of a short piece of writing is normally required as part of the admissions process.

Course modules

Modules include: applying evidence to practice; contemporary issues in leadership; developing self and others; nutritional support in illness-related malnutrition; project design for research; plus optional modules; advancing the management of long term conditions; evaluating outcomes in practice; nutrition and dietetics in common paediatric disorders; nutrition and dietetics in infancy and childhood.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

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01752 585858