Nutrition and Dietetics

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Master of Nutrition and Dietetics 
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM093
CRICOS code: 002655M


The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics offers advanced studies in nutritional science and food science, pathophysiology of nutrition-related illnesses, health promotion, communication skills, and clinical/public health nutrition skills.

Graduates are suitable for careers in hospitals, community health centres, private practice and consultancy, the food industry and research establishments.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification which includes:

  • at least the equivalent of 13.5 Flinders units across the course of their undergraduate program in human nutrition and food science topics in the areas of basic nutrition principles, life-cycle nutrition and food science
  • at least the equivalent of 9 Flinders units in human biochemistry topics studied at second year level
  • at least the equivalent of 6 Flinders units in human physiology topics studied at second year level
  • a minimum of a credit average.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.


Domestic students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No

How to apply

Application dates:

Open: 16 March 2016

Close: Subject to availability


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,005


Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $23,513

2017: $34,100
2018: $35,200


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.