Advanced Dietetic Practice - MSc 

Course Overview

The programme is designed to be flexible and integrate learning already available within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences, and other universities. The integration of the programme for the individual will be focused by the individual learner’s needs. This approach fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning, which encourages best practice, innovation and cross-fertilisation. Participants may undertake modules offered at other Universities to meet their individual learning needs, provided that the modules are approved by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Course Content

The core elements of the programme of studies will be delivered by the Cardiff School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

There are three core components for the MSc:

• Work Based Learning (Two Professional Practice Modules - 20 credits each)
• Research methods module (Applied Research Methods and Design (20 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)

In addition, students will select a further 60 credits from suitable modules in the Cardiff School of Health Sciences (or other universities), depending on their individual learner needs.

Modules available in the School include:

• Clinical Educators Course (10 credits)
• Advanced Clinical Educators Course (10 credits)
• Nutrition for the Older Person
• Behaviour and Motivational Change
• Exercise Physiology              
• Sports Nutrition I
• Sports Nutrition II

Career Potential

There has been an increase in demand for dietetic services and recruitment to specialist posts is becoming increasingly difficult. The dietitian working at Masters Level will be able to lead and contribute to developments in dietetics through a more pro-active, critical and reflective approach. Additionally they will be an agent of change, a leader and act as an advocate of dietetic and nutrition.

Entry Requirements

• Students must be registered as a Dietitian with the Health Professions Council and must have completed two years full-time equivalent practice as a Dietitian prior to registration for the MSc and show evidence of recent CPD activities.

• Hold an Honours degree or equivalent.

• Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning and Accreditation of Prior Learning will also be accepted according to Cardiff Metropolitan University’s regulations

• Individuals must demonstrate support from their employers and/or be able to demonstrate ability to benefit from the programme

• Students must be able to access a work environment.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length:
Three years part-time.
Attendance is flexible depending on module choices.  Most modules are offered on a block and distance learning basis.

Each module is assessed by examination and/or assignment. All the modules are externally moderated.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Selection Procedure:
Application and if necessary, an interview.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitent Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Alison Nicholls:
Tel: 029 2041 6883

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website