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What will I learn?

With a solid foundation in science plus a two-year master's degree, the five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides the training you need to launch straight into a career in nutrition and dietetics.

For the first time ever, there are more overfed people in the world than underfed people. Statistics such as these are driving our need to train professionals who can help create healthier communities.

Your degree will give you access to eminent dietitians and scientists at the cutting edge of dietetics, nutrition and medical research and practice. Join the most highly regarded and longest running program in nutrition and dietetics in Australia (50 years in 2017). Our program is research-driven to ensure you gain exposure to the latest developments and advances in evidence-based dietetics, the science of nutrition, and community and public health nutrition.

Our nutrition science course is distinct among Australian universities: we offer a strong life sciences approach, allowing you to pursue postgraduate research in nutrition or diversify to include specialisations in both human and animal nutrition.

In the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, your first year will consist of a series of lectures, tutorials and practical classes introducing you to nutritional science, clinical nutrition and dietetics, public health nutrition and more. In your second year, you will participate in hands-on clinical training, and complete a nutrition research project.

You will graduate with a solid knowledge of nutritional science and the expertise to pursue a career as a dietitian in a range of professional settings, in nutrition and nutritional research, and other health-related disciplines.

Career Pathways

Graduates can enter into a range of roles, including:

  • Dietitian-nutritionist
  • Private practice or primary care dietitian
  • Consultant dietitian
  • Community dietitian-nutritionist
  • Food service dietitian
  • Corporate nutrition
  • Nutrition researcher
  • Hospital dietitian
  • Nutrition communication

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

069875A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
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Application deadline

31 January 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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