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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Most admissions for coursework degrees are granted based on the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, however your academic performance or grades may also be taken into consideration for some postgraduate courses.

You can still apply for certain postgraduate courses even if you haven’t completed an undergraduate degree.

We’ll consider non-tertiary qualifications plus paid work experience or professional memberships as the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree for postgraduate entry if you have:

  • completed an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree plus 4 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership

  • completed a Diploma plus 8 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership

  • completed Year 12 or a Certificate IV plus 10 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership.

Professional memberships must be of an appropriate, recognised professional body in one of the following fields: pharmacy, accounting, speech therapy, urban and regional planning, occupational therapy, actuarial studies, physiotherapy, engineering, law or surveying.

English Requirement

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Other Requirement

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

A) a completed bachelor degree in human nutrition

B) two degree level units in chemistry

C) four degree level units in human biology and human physiology

D) two second year degree level units in biochemistry

E) four degree level units in food and nutrition science

Applicants must also provide a written statement of less than 500 words on why you believe you can contribute to the profession of dietetics. Citing references is not required. This provides the opportunity to inform the selection committee of your reasons for undertaking this course, to include any work experience and skills, and to include other relevant factors. The university reserves the right to seek further information relating to your letter of application.

Course Information

Grow your nutrition career from the inside out

If you’re serious about nutrition and influencing the dietary needs of an ever-expanding and aging population, then the UC Master of Nutrition course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to have your ideas influence change at the local and national level.

As part of this course, you’ll use your existing knowledge and experience to plan and execute a research project of your choice and then participate in 20 weeks of full-time workplace education to help bring this project to life -  all with full support and encouragement from academic and industry experts and mentors.

Depending on your research topic, this placement will take place in hospitals, community centers or food service departments – all settings which offer a unique opportunity to gain frontline experience and network with industry professionals.

Also, the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course is the only course in Australia which also offers all graduating students an additional 4-week internship where you be actively encouraged to broaden your networks and explore employment opportunities at the same time.

It’s time to take control of your career direction. It’s time to register your interest in the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course now.

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Accelerated Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing

Year 1

  • Semester 1

  • Clinical Dietetics 1 PG (9297)

  • Community and Public Health Nutrition PG (9468)

  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research PG (9594) OR Research Planning PG (6486)

  • Semester 2

  • Clinical Dietetics 2 PG (9298)

  • Counselling and Communication for Dietitians PG (8250)

  • Food Service Management PG (8660)

  • Research Project in Health PG (9592)

  • Winter Term

  • Community Nutrition Practicum PG (8663)

Year 2

  • Practice 1

  • Clinical Dietetics Practicum PG (8661)

  • Food Service Management Practicum PG (9299)

  • Practice 6

  • Assessment of Dietetic Competence PG (10137)

  • Practice 7

  • Nutrition and Dietetics Internship PG (9301)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate is recognised as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. This accreditation is also accepted globally and opens doors to a range of jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • Hospitals

  • Community Health Centers

  • Private Practice

  • Government Departments

  • The Food Industry

  • Media

  • Education

  • Research

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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