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Human Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Students on this Human Nutrition & Dietetics programme are registered in Dublin Institute Of Technology and TCD. The programme is designed to provide an integrated training in the science of nutrition and dietetics and its applications to human health and wellbeing both at the individual and community level.
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Human Nutrition & Dietetics is a branch of science devoted to the study of nutrients. It spans a broad-ranging area, overlapping with many other disciplines including biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, dietetics, medicine, communications and public health.

Dietitians apply knowledge of food, nutrition and other disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology and social science to promote health, prevent disease and aid in the management of Illness.

Career Opportunities

Clinical Nutrition (hospital and community dietetics), Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Industry (product development, marketing, consumer information), Education (second or third level), Research (public or private sector). The joint DIT/TCD BSc programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology in human nutrition & dietetics is the only such degree programme in the Republic of Ireland.

Graduates are well placed to obtain employment in the public or private sectors as dietitians (or clinical nutritionists) in the hospitals or community care areas of Ireland or the UK.

With some further study towards licensing examinations, they may also find jobs in dietetics in the US, Australia or New Zealand. However, they are also equipped with the necessary skills to work effectively in the private sector; in food companies or in clinical nutrition product sales and marketing. Some students have chosen to pursue their academic careers in research or education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who complete the BSc in Human Nurtition and Dietetics can undertake Mphil and PhD degrees in laboratory, clinical or community-based research. Graduates have also undertaken higher degrees in management, marketing, public relations or science communication. some have undertaken graduate programmes in medecine or the higher diploma in education. 

What will I Study?

The broad aim of this undergraduate programme is to produce graduates who are competent to practice at entry level as a dietitian or public health nutritionist or to work as a nutrition expert in the industrial and/or private sector. The modules studied on the programme will enable competence based on theoretical knowledge, the application of the core sciences to dietetics and human nutrition, the development of scientific and analytical skills and the integration of theory and practice to be developed. To ensure a capacity for evidence-based practice, emphasis will be placed on the development of problem solving skills, the ability to seek, review and critically evaluate and summarise scientific data and information and undertake research and development in Dietetics and Nutrition. Strong emphasis is placed on developing additional transferable skills such as computer literacy, interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and adaptability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Biochem & Molecular Biology
  • Evid Based Pract in Nut&Diet
  • Food Studies
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Intro to Histo, Anat & Physiol
  • Intro to Pro Prac,Comm&Beh
  • Nutrition Science 
  • Nutrition through theLifecycle
  • Organ System Physiology
  • Practice Placement
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Control&Integrative Physiology
  • Introduction to Dietetics
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition through theLifecycle
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Physiology/Immunology
  • Practice Placement
  • Practice Placement
  • Professional Practice Studies
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Dietetics
  • Management
  • Medical Science
  • Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Pract Placement B/Consol
  • Research Methods1:Epidemiology
  • Consolidation (ES)
  • Dietetics (ES)
  • Advanced Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Practice Placement
  • Res Meth 2:Data Analysis/Inter
  • Research Project
  • Single Semester

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21886 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21886 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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