b401 - Dietetics MDiet

Dietetics MDiet Honours

UCAS Code: B401 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

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.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
MDiet Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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This course is subject to full university approval.

Dietetics is the study of all areas of nutrition related to human health and disease. It is a broad-based subject ranging from the natural and clinical sciences through to the social sciences.

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to become a competent and effective Dietitian. It 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.

This is the first undergraduate Dietetics programme in the North East of England. We have newly built, state-of-the-art facilities and world class research. We use innovative and exciting teaching practices to deliver our programme, including use of case-based teaching and simulated learning opportunities. You will also undertake integrated practice placements.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Please note

As this is a new degree, the module and/or programme information below is planned for 2020 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

DTC1001 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
ACE1041 Investigating Agri-food Systems from Farm to Folk
NUT1005 Human Physiology and Practical Skills for Nutrition
NUT1004 Fundamental Principles of Genetics and Biochemistry for Nutrition
SES1002 Bioenergetics
CMB1003 Microbiology and Immunology

Stage 2

NUT2001 Macro- and Micronutrients
NUT2006 Measurement and Assessment of Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status
DTC2002 Applied Therapeutic Diets
BMS3015 Health and Illness: Professional and Societal Perspectives
NUT2005 Nutrition through the Lifecycle
NUT2003 Food Science and Technology
DTC2001 Health Psychology and Behaviour Change

Stage 3

DTC3001 Clinical Medicine and Dietetic Practice
DTC3002 Dissertation
NUT3011 Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health
NUT3009 Personalised Nutrition
DTC3003 Personal Development and Consultations Skills for Dietetics

Stage 4

DTC4001 Professional Practice in Dietetics
DTC4002 Quality Improvement and Service Redesign
DTC4003 Masters Research Project
DTC4004 Practice-based Learning for Dietitians

Entry Requirements

Important Information for All Students


Applicants we feel may be suitable for the course will be invited to an interview.

Fitness to Practise

Applicants must satisfy Fitness to Practise requirements on admission to the course. This includes a health declaration and submission of an acceptable disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance. Students coming direct to the course from a country outside of the UK must provide a letter of good conduct from their home country and will be required to submit an acceptable DBS at the end of the first year.


Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

Fees and funding

This is a new course for 2020, tuition fees for international students will be confirmed asap.



Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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