Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This programme provides pre-registration training to science graduates giving them core knowledge and skills to practice as a dietitian and develop advanced research skills. Practice based learning is an integral part of this programme. Registered dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems. Dietitians use the most up-to-date research on diet and health which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. On completion of this course, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a dietitian or apply to CORU as part of the recognition process for validation of qualification to practice as a dietitian in the Republic of Ireland. Once registered, dietitians work with healthy and sick people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community or public health, food industry, sports industry or research. Professional Recognition - Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a dietitian.

Assessment method

A variety of assessments are used throughout the course to test knowledge and understanding. Assessments include examinations, class tests, practical reports, case studies, MCQs, oral presentations and reports and also through clinical placement portfolios.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a BSc Hons 2nd Class upper (2.1 classification minimum) in a science based course which has provided substantial background in core science subjects in particular biochemistry and also physiology or equivalent science subjects from a recognised institution or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. All applications are screened on a case by case basis. Students must hold a valid EU passport and be EU nationals to undertake this course. Students must be in good health as evidenced from a satisfactory medical report (SENDO compliant) and have no criminal record as evidenced by Access NI check prior to final acceptance. The closing date for applications is 15 January of the year of entry. Each application must be accompanied by a copy of degree transcript, a brief personal statement highlighting the reasons for applying and also two academic references in support of your application which are required for shortlisting. Applications are scored on the information provided and shortlisted for interview. Interviews (in March/April) form part of the selection process at which attendance is required. Interviews cannot be conducted by SKYPE. The number of places available on this course is limited by the availability of dietetics clinical placements. There are currently 5 places. Entry to the course is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check (POCVA, Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults) and medical screening (SENDO compliant).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Visit for latest fees information .

Sponsorship information


Dietetics at Ulster University - UCAS