BSc (Hons) Dietetics

This programme is delivered by Metropolitan College, at various campuses across Greece. It is validated by Queen Margaret University. Through our rigorous quality assurance procedures we ensure that the programme has the same academic standards as the equivalent award delivered by QMU.

Dietitians-Nutritionists are health professionals who work with individuals or population groups, of all age stages, using evidence-based practice, to evaluate their nutritional status and needs, diagnose and treat any nutritional conditions, offer practical dietetic advice, and educate consumers in nutritionally adequate and healthy food choices.

The BSc (Hons) Dietetics is designed to support students to work in Greece but is also aligned to UK standards. The programme considers the needs of the Greek society that prospective graduates of dietetics are most likely to work within, along with any relevant Greek codes of conducts and professional rights they would be expected to meet.

Programme details

Title : BSc (Hons) Dietetics

SCQF Level : 10

Mode of delivery :  face-to-face, full-time

Duration :  4 years

Language of delivery :  Greek


First approved:  June 2011

Most recent approval:  May 2022

External accreditation or recognition: Graduates may apply to ATEEN to secure professional rights in Greece. All applications are treated individually.

Programmes delivered overseas do not lead directly to professional registration in the UK. Graduates may apply to the UK Health and Care Professions Council through the international route. All applications are treated individually.

Programme structure


Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Biochemistry (20 credits)

Cell Biology & Nutrigenetics (20 credits)

Dietetics Profession & the Interdisciplinary Practice (20 credits)

Food Science & Microbiology (20 credits)

Physiology (20 credits)

Introduction to Nutrition & Nutritional Assessment (20 credits)

Level 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Nutrient Metabolism (20 credits)

Nutrition (20 credits)

Research Methods in Evidence-Based Practice (20 credits)

Pharmacology & Immunopathology

(20 credits)

Health Psychology & Behavioural Change

(20 credits)

Placement A: Introduction to Dietetic Practice

(20 credits)

Level 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Nutrition through the Life Cycle

(20 credits)

Dietetic Management of Clinical Conditions II

(20 credits)

Dietetic Management of Clinical Conditions I (20 credits)

Pathophysiology & Disease Management

(20 credits)

Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health

(20 credits)

Sports Nutrition & Health (20 credits)

Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Honours Project

(40 credits)

Placement C

(30 credits)

Innovative & Emerging Practice

(20 credits)


Placement B

(30 credits)



Key features

Placements : 

Placement Block A :  4 weeks (150 hours) (shadowing placement at the end of Year 2)

Placement Block B :  12 weeks (450 hours) (clinical placement at the end of Year 3)

Placement Block C :  12 weeks (450 hours) (clinical placement at the beginning of Year 4)

Students must work the statutory hours of a full-time Dietitian in a private or public Greek hospital as part of their clinical placement and it is expected that they will be given statutory and public holidays or time off in lieu. Significant time lost through sickness will have to be made up.

Professional registration :

The Prefecture's Regional Department is obliged to issue the “License to Practice as a Dietitian-Nutritionist” to graduates from University Institutes with the relevant degrees. Graduates of this programme can obtain their professional rights under the directive of the EU which has been incorporated into Greek law. The European Union directive (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications), dictates Greek legislation to accept professional qualifications obtained from local educational institutes which are collaborating with EU recognised Universities. According to the EU directive, graduates must apply to the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and once they acquire their professional rights from HCPC, they can then apply to the relevant Greek Legal Body and transfer their professional rights from Britain to Greece. The Greek legislation has created a temporary body, the Hellenic Council for the recognition of professional qualifications (SAEP) of the Ministry of Education for the period until all Greek professions will be legally regulated. In December 2020 Greece introduced a new legislation (Law 4763/2020), according to which the authority of granting professional rights for both regulated and non-regulated professions from EU and third countries have been assigned to the relevant body of the Ministry of Education, called ATEEN.

Admission criteria

Applicants, in order to be considered for admission should have a Greek Secondary School Diploma / ‘Apolyterion of Lykeio’ or equivalent (e.g., International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, etc.) with a grade 10 or above. This requirement is in line with the Greek government’s minimum standard for access to higher education.

High school leaving certificates issued by vocational Lyceums, such as TEE or EPAL and foreign certificates which are equivalent to the Greek Lyceum certificate (e.g. International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, etc.) are also accepted.

Non-native Greek speakers, may be admitted to the programme on demonstrating that:

  1. a) They hold a qualification recognised by QMU for admission to undergraduate programmes, as documented in the University Admissions Regulations.
  2. b) They hold a certificate of attainment in Greek at Level D


Direct entry into the second year of studies is possible for applicants who hold a related IVT Diploma. Applicants should contact Metropolitan College to discuss.