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Postgraduate course


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Deepen your expertise in dietetics and nutrition on this flexible course. You will be able to choose from an array of modules and shape your learning to your professional interests and aspirations. By tailoring your studies, you will be able to develop a specialism to really enhance your career prospects.

You will focus on developing real-life practical skills, including techniques for embedding guidelines, protocols and behaviour change, interpersonal communication methods, how to deliver seminar presentations and how to pitch for funding from a health commissioner. Depending on your studies, you will learn in our Clinical Skills Suite, interpersonal suites, professional kitchens or physiology labs.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on your day-to-day role and consider your fellow students' alternative approaches to the evidence-based practice you deliver. This will enable you to critique and improve your effectiveness and fully immerse yourself in the latest nutritional knowledge. Some of the modules can be studied online and others studied on campus, allowing you to fit your course around your career.

Central to our course is flexibility, both in what you study and how you study it. By offering modules from across our Faculty, you have the opportunity to focus on subjects that will meet you interests and help take your career in the direction you want. We offer a broad choice, including, food systems and policy, ethics in health care and nutrition epidemiology. Some of our modules such as Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence and Research & Practice Development are undertaken online, providing you with the chance to enhance your development regardless of your location or lifestyle. We also deliver many of our modules in three day blocks with an additional follow-up day, minimising the amount of time you'd need to spend away from your job. These modules include Obesity in Adults, Behaviour Change for Health & Social Care Professionals, Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eating Disorders.
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Claire Gardiner


Claire Gardiner
Senior Specialist Renal Dietitian St James's University Hospital

MSc Nutrition

“Thanks to my course and the support from my knowledgeable tutors, I was able to hit the ground running and apply what I’d learned to my practice as a renal dietician. The course projects were purposeful as they tied into my work with the NHS, and I now have the confidence to get involved in more research at clinical level as well as teach part-time at Leeds Beckett.

Teaching and learning

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Undertake a small-scale piece of research or development that underpins their health-rated practice within nutrition, environmental health or health promotion.

Gain the theoretical foundation and practical skills required to complete small-scale research, focusing on writing a research proposal, conducting research and how to analyse data.

Depending on your career route and subject to approval, there are a number of option modules to choose from:

Examine problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Analyse the health, psychosocial, cultural and socioeconomic determinants associated with prevalence, with prevention and treatment approaches.

Expand your knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence, evaluating the principles of study design.

Gain the ability to critique and evaluate the ethical theory, principles and concepts that reinforce current health and social care practice.

Understand the scope of nutritional epidemiology and the techniques and challenges associated with measuring, analysing and interpreting nutritional data.

Understand the way in which law and healthcare interact in a range of interdisciplinary settings, including the impact of UE law and human rights legislation.

Study theoretical and practical perspectives in advanced leadership and management, critically evaluating different models of approaches in order to raise your confidence in practice.

Develop the existing knowledge of adult obesity through integration of nutritional, physiological and psychosocial perspectives, current treatments and service user needs.

Develop knowledge of the evidence base for nutritional interventions in cystic fibrosis and enable applications of learning the development of service delivery and medical management.

Integrate knowledge and theory with the practical communication skills required for effecting behaviour change in individuals, supporting a healthcare agenda focused on a client-centred approach.

Develop a critical approach to enterprise in public health nutrition, selecting and justifying strategies to meet the needs of a specific community.

Explore the in-depth theory and principles underpinning human nutrition and dietetics, focusing on the integration of nutritional, clinical and food sciences.

Develop autonomy in your professional and academic development in a specific area of practice by negotiating individual aims and learning outcomes and drawing up a critical evidence-based account.

Critically explore and evaluate good systems currently operating across the food chain in agriculture, processing, distribution, retailing and food service, raising awareness of food behaviour.

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Helen White
Head of Subject
Course Leader Helen White has worked for more than 20 years as a dietitian, lecturer and researcher in the specialist field of nutrition and cystic fibrosis. She is currently working on collaborative projects with the NHS, pharmaceutical industry and charitable trusts investigating how the role of nutrition, adherence and the use of electronic data management can influence our understanding of chronic disease management.
Knowing that you are effective and can achieve the best outcomes for patients and the public is essential. The MSc Nutrition will give you the confidence that your knowledge is ‘cutting-edge’ and enable you to apply learning directly to practice and really make a difference.
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Fees & funding


  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

    Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.


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