You’ll need a first degree (or international equivalent), normally at level 2:1 or above, in a relevant science subject such as biological or health sciences, nutrition or sport and exercise science. Human physiology and biochemistry should be studied to level 5 or equivalent in your first degree and experience of research or knowledge of research methods will be important. GCSE English and Maths C (Grade 4) or equivalent required.
Please see our additional information on prior learning requirements or contact us for a chat about your specific circumstances.
- The course is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and an Occupational Health check.
- Offers are subject to satisfactory references.
- Places on the course are limited and shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.
Supporting statement information
To support your application to our programme, we ask that you include a personal statement, which can be up to 1000 words (rather than 500 as stated on the application form), to demonstrate that your values are aligned with the NHS Constitution and your behaviours support the Values Based Recruitment approach.
Your personal statement must detail:
- Why you want to become a dietitian and your commitment to the profession
- An awareness of the varied roles and duties of a dietitian in different settings, and any experiences you have had of working alongside (or shadowing) dietitians
- An interest in food, including ingredients, recipes and cooking skills and an enjoyment of food in our diverse society
- Evidence of working independently and within a team, including any challenges that were faced and how you overcame them
Please ensure that your application is supported by two references, one being academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Candidates who meet our short-listing criteria will then be invited for an interview, which will take place virtually. You will be invited to an initial 5-10 minute virtual screening call, and if successful you will then be invited to a virtual interview. You will be asked questions which will help us to understand your values and behaviours around themes such as professionalism, teamwork, quality care and compassion.
Interviews will be held in February and May and may continue throughout summer, depending on when applications are submitted and student spaces available.
In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).