Dietetics MDiet

Newcastle University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
September 2023
Newcastle University

About this program

Dietetics MDiet

This degree focuses on the effect of nutrition on the functioning of the human body in health and disease. It equips you with specialist knowledge and skills in preventing, treating and managing ill health with food, nutrients and dietary change.

This is the first undergraduate Dietetics Program in the North East of England. You'll benefit from newly built, state-of-the-art facilities and our world-class research. Innovative and exciting teaching practices, including the use of case-based teaching, simulated learning opportunities, and integrated practice placements ensure you're well prepared for your future career.

Dietetics is a broad-based subject and you'll study topics ranging from the natural and clinical sciences through to the social sciences. This degree includes a year of study at master’s level to enhance your leadership skills and ability to influence future dietetic practice, as well as offering significant research experience.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements and offers

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2023 entry.


AAA-AAB including two science subjects, preferably Chemistry and Biology. Chemistry and Biology must be held at grade B GCSE level if not held at A Level. Home Economics/Food Technology will be considered instead of Biology at A Level. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A Levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics and English (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at A Level. Applicants without both Biology and Chemistry will be asked for the higher offer in the range.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including two science subjects, preferably Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level grade 5 or above. Standard Level Chemistry and Biology required at grade 5 and Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and English required at grade 4 if not offered at Higher Level.

IELTS - Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent including 6.5 in each of the four elements of the test.

TOEFL - 100 overall (with a minimum of 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Stage 1

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Food Studies
  • Introduction to Dietetics
  • Fundamental Principles of Genetics and Biochemistry for Nutrition
  • Human Physiology and Practical Skills
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Bioenergetics

Stage 2

  • Health and Illness: Professional and Societal Perspectives
  • Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
  • Applied Therapeutic Diets
  • Macro- and Micronutrients
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
  • Measurement and Assessment of Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status

Stage 3

  • Clinical Medicine and Dietetic Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Consultation Skills for Dietetics
  • Personalised Nutrition
  • Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Stage 4

  • Professional Practice in Dietetics
  • Quality Improvement and Service Redesign
  • Masters Research Project
  • Practice-based Learning for Dietitians

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full time tuition fees

  • Home students - £9,250(per year)
  • International students - £25,800(per year)

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Newcastle University

A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries. A founding member of the Russell Group, we are one of only 19 universities in the world – and just three...

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Newcastle University
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone no: +44 (0)191 208 6000

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