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.

Applicants must submit with their application a statement outlining their interest in the course and profession, and evidence of any relevant employment experience.  Applicants will be ranked for admission on the basis of a selection score which is a combination of academic merit (70%) and assessment of their statement of interest and experience (30%).

Applicants with employment experiences of at least 2 years full-time in the following related areas should include this information in their application form: nursing, medicine, allied health, health care delivery, health and welfare counselling, food service, or teaching.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


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

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates:

Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission



Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $8,718

2015: $30,400

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

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