Specific entry requirements
Subject to interview, which is at the discretion of the College, entry will be offered to applicants who have an initial 1UK honours degree (or equivalent), or are able to demonstrate degree level learning and skills gained, typically, through relevant and responsible experience in a related field. If the applicant’s degree, or degree level learning, is not science based then the applicant should hold GCSE Maths and English and either:
- Biology at A-level, AS level or Scottish Higher, or equivalent2,
- OR Chemistry at A-level, AS level or Scottish Higher, or equivalent,
- AND/OR Pass the College’s Access Course
All applicants must satisfy the College that they are of the appropriate academic standard to complete the MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice. The programme is taught and assessed at postgraduate level. Applicants need to demonstrate that they will thrive on the academic and practical aspects of the programme, and that they will be ready and able when they qualify to take on the responsibilities of professional practitioners utilising nutrition. All these aspects are assessed carefully as part of our selection process. The College assesses all applicants for their ability to work as effective and ethical practitioners.
1 An equivalent to an honours degree is any qualification recognised as equivalent by London South Bank University.
2 Equivalents to A-level, AS level or Scottish Higher determined by reference to UCAS points table or qualifications from other countries recognised by our validating University.
Nutrition Access Course
Applications will be assessed individually and most applicants will be required to successfully complete part, or all, of the Nutrition Access Course, which introduces anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology and nutrition basics, in order to be admitted to the MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice.
If you do not have a degree but believe you can demonstrate degree-level learning and skills based on your work experience and other qualifications, please contact us to discuss this.
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
RPL of modules is possible, following the College’s standard RPL policies and procedures.
EU/EEA and overseas students
We welcome applicants from the EU/EEA. Due to visa restrictions we are unable to accept applications from non-EU/EEA students at present.
English language requirement
Communication is such an important part both of the course, and in interactions with patients, that our students need to be proficient in the use of spoken and written English. If English is not your first language we will expect you to take an English language assessment with one of the many providers such as IELTS and Cambridge English Advanced.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
As we take the safety of our clients seriously you are required to undergo a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is something that we help you to organise in your first term before you start in clinic. Some of you will already have your DBS check in place and will be able to bring your certificate in to the College.