Why study the Master of Dietetics Studies

This program will prepare you for eligibility as an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia. There is a growing demand for qualified dietitians in both Australia and overseas due to an increasing awareness of the importance of food and nutrition in health and disease prevention. You also develop the skills and knowledge to help people understand food and health relationships, enabling them to make better food choices to get the most out of their lifestyles.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only.

Applicants must have an approved degree and have completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics (see additional application information).

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Dietetics Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Dietetics Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

You will undertake approximately 850 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, community nutrition units, aged care facilities and other public and private organisations. During placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings.

On campus you will gain practical, hands-on experience in UQ's modern dietetics demonstration space. Here you will learn about novel and functional foods, meals and recipes, how to cook nutritionally modified meals and deliver community cooking demonstrations.

Clinical placements commence in semester two of the program. During the third and final semester you will undertake your final two major clinical placements.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Dietetics Studies is accredited by:

  • Dietitians Association Of Australia

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