The master's degree is conferred by virtue of a dissertation (DEK 890) on an approved topic based on research.
1. Relevant four-year bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or Human Nutrition
2. Registration as a dietician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Examinations and pass requirements
A minimum pass mark of 50% is required for the dissertation.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains at least 75% in the dissertation.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.