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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Dietetics Studies (MDietSt)

Gain a deeper understanding of nutrition to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

This 1.5 year full-time program will prepare you for eligibility as an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

You'll gain extensive knowledge of the art and science of human nutrition and its role in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. You'll also develop the practical skills required to help people understand food and health relationships, enabling them to make better food choices to get the most out of their lifestyles.

If research is your passion, you can pursue this in your final semester and complete an innovative project alongside leading international researchers. You will also have the potential to contribute to published scientific literature.

You'll undertake approximately 850 hours of supervised clinical practice in hospitals, community centres, aged care facilities, the food industry and other organisations. You'll 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'll gain practical, hands-on experience in UQ’s modern dietetics demonstration space. Here you'll learn about novel and functional foods, meals and recipes, discover how to cook nutritionally modified meals and deliver community cooking demonstrations.

Program highlights

  • Be confident and job-ready with 850 hours of supervised industry placement.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to real life practice from your first semester.
  • Choose to complete a research project and build the foundations of your professional reputation.
  • Be in high demand with employers in the rapidly growing nutrition sector through your in-depth knowledge and practical skills.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Dietitian
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Community nutritionist
  • Food industry dietitian
  • Food service dietitian
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports dietitian
  • Researcher

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


An approved degree with completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition that meet the accreditation requirements of the national standards for dietetics.
Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2020 was 4.6.