What is Human Nutrition and Dietetics?
On successful completion, the B.Sc. honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics is awarded jointly by Trinity and TU Dublin. Nutrition 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.
Dietetics is the application of our knowledge of food and nutrition to promote health, prevent disease and contribute to the management of disease.
The Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Joint Degree) programme of Trinity College Dublin is the only undergraduate programme leading to a qualification in dietetics in the Republic of Ireland. The degree is recognised by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and The Nutrition Society.
Human Nutrition and Dietetics: The course for you?
It is important that students on this programme have a strong interest in science subjects and the relationship between food and health. Students should also be willing to work in a hospital environment and have good interpersonal skills. The course will place considerable demands on students’ time, particularly when clinical placement is ongoing.
Graduate skills and career opportunities
When you graduate, you will be well placed to find work as a dietitian in a hospital or in the community. You will also be qualified to work in a food company or in clinical nutrition product sales and marketing. Some of our graduates have also chosen academic careers in research or education.
First and second years
- During the first and second years you will develop a broad understanding of the relevant pre-clinical subjects. You will study: clinical chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology/immunology, food studies, nutrition science, epidemiology, nutrition through the life cycle, communications, behavioural science, research methodology and statistics, and professional practice studies.
Third and fourth years
- In the third and fourth years, foundation subjects are strengthened (research methods), specialist subjects are introduced (management, , medicine and therapeutics, medical science) and the degree subjects studied to an advanced level (nutrition, dietetics). You will undertake a three-month research project in fourth year, with the option to carry this out in a partner European or American university.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences Biochemistry View 19 other Bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Leaving Cert Minimum Number of Subjects: Higher; 6 3H5's
- Minimum Grade in Maths English OR Irish O4/H7, O6/H7
- Other Grade Requirements: at least H4 in Chemistry
- Final second level qualification results
- IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
- Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
- SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form
International21886 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21886 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA3250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3250 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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