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Course content

In addition to the taught modules detailed in the module list, students will undertake three practice placements:

Placement 1. Two weeks at the end of Semester 1

Placement 2. Twelve weeks between May and July in year 1

Placement 3. Fourteen weeks between October and December in year 2

MSc students will also complete a research project between February and May in year 2.

Successful completion of examinations and practice placements will make you eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the HCPC.

Key benefits

- Successful completion of examinations and practice placements will make you eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian in the UK.

- A fully integrated campus and practice placement programme that features interprofessional learning with students from other health disciplines and clinical simulation.

- Teaching by research-active dietitians and practitioners who are leaders in their fields, with access to first-class research facilities.

- Located in the heart of London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/dietetics-msc-pg-dip.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Gain the knowledge, skills and professional attitude necessary to practise as a registered dietitian. Includes modules, practical placements and the MSc also includes a research project. On successful completion you can apply for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council.

- Course purpose -

To equip students with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practise as a Registered Dietitian. For applicants who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition.

- Course format and assessment -

Core lectures; tutorials; interactive seminars; food service and diet therapy practicals; case study-based learning; observed structured clinical examination; practice placements. Assessed by coursework, presentations, written examinations and portfolio- based placement assessment.

Career prospects

As public interest in food and health grows, career opportunities for qualified dietitians are expanding every year. The largest employer of our graduates is the NHS, either in hospital or community health services. Former students have also gone on to be employed in a range of organisations including research institutes, consumer groups, food retailers, and government departments and agencies. Others have become successful food and health journalists or developed careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Dietetics MSc, PG Dip page on the King’s College London website for more details!






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