Human Nutrition & Dietetics
The MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is a Graduate Entry Masters of Science programme delivered over two years full-time. This innovative evidence-based interfaculty programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies that will lead to them becoming competent nutritionists and dietitians working across a diverse range of environments to include the clinical, community and public health settings, hospital and private practices, food service management and food industry.
Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants must have successfully completed units/modules in Biochemistry and Human Physiology (NFQ level 8 or higher) as part of the primary or postgraduate degree or other relevant degree from a recognised University. Applicants must demonstrate in their application where these prerequisite subjects have been met (i.e. in what modules and how many credits). Candidates may apply to this programme in the final semester of an undergraduate programme and must produce evidence that all requirements for postgraduate study are met by the end of June in the year that the programme commences..
Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary. Successful completion of the Garda clearance process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the student.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
Semester 1 - Autumn
•Nutrition Communication & Education
•Preparation for Practice Education
•Food & Nutrition throughout life
•Dietetic Assessment & Practice
•Food Science & Food Skills
Semester 2 - Spring
•Food Service Theory & Practice
•Enquiry in Healthcare 2
•Medical Nutrition Therapy
•Nutritional Epidemiology & Translational Research
•Clinical Nutritiion & Dietetics A
Semester 3 - Summer
•Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics B
•Clinical Placement 1
•Research Project 1
Semester 4 - Autumn
•Research Project 2
•Public Health & Community Nutrition
•Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics C
Semester 5 - Spring
•Innovation in Management for Health & Social Care
•Research Project 3
•Engaging through Complexity
•Clinical Placement 2
2 Years Full Time
Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
Post Course Info
Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and eligible for registration in other parts of the World. Graduates will be able to work across a diverse range of environments to include the clinical, community and public health settings, hospital and private practices, food service management and food industry. Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research institutions and academia. This programme is not approved by CORU. An application to seek approval will be made in the second year of course delivery.