Glasgow Caledonian University Dietetics

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Glasgow Caledonian University Dietetics

PgD Dietetics (pre-registration)

Dietitians are highly qualified registered Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) who are concerned with optimising the health and well-being of individuals and groups through diet and nutrition.

If you have a science degree with a substantial proportion of physiology and biochemistry, this course will enable you to apply that knowledge in the context of nutrition and dietetics. You will learn about nutritional science and its application in health and illness, together with life-cycle nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and food science.

The combination of academic and clinical practice learning activities throughout the course will enable you to develop a patient-centred approach and equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a registered dietitian.

An expansion of interest in food in relation to health, alongside the changing nature of the NHS, has extended the boundaries of dietetics to include a wide range of professional opportunities.

Current employment rates are good with most graduates, who are prepared to work throughout the UK, being employed within six months of graduation.

Applicants should send a completed Dietetics Pre-Requisite Knowledge Form when applying for this programme. It is available on our website.

Closing date for 2017 entry:  31 January 2017

Course Details

20 Months
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Health and Social Care
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.
Typical Entry Requirements
UK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in a subject containing a substantial proportion (about 30%) of human physiology and biochemistry
Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)