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Life & Health SciencesDietetics, Food & Nutrition

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Ulster University, UK
Awarded by
Ulster University, UK
Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
1 year
Course Fee
PgDip in Human Nutrition $82,000 (2 instalments)

In association with the Ulster University, UK, HKU SPACE offers a programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Human Nutrition. The PgD in Human Nutrition programme is offered on a part-time basis which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.


The PgD programme aims to fulfill both the academic and professional requirements laid down by the Academic Committees of HKU SPACE and the Ulster University, UK.

This programme is designed to provide academically challenging postgraduate education for graduates who wish to pursue a career in human nutrition. The programme will provide students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge and critical skills in human nutrition and to apply such methods and techniques in solving  nutritional problems.

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition
All students will  enroll in the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and will undertake 7 taught modules.
The seven taught modules namely:
1. Biochemical and Molecular Approaches to Nutrition
2. Applied Nutrition
3. Nutrition Assessment, Recommendations and Requirements
4. Public Health and Nutrition Behaviour
5. Biostatistics and Research Methods
6. Diet and Disease
7. Nutritional Controversies
The above modules are undertaken over two semesters in Teaching Block I (please refer to Progression Path).
  • PgD in Human Nutrition extends over 1 year (part-time, 3 sessions a week)
    Date / Time: 2 weekday evening lectures 7:00-10:00 pm; 1 Saturday afternoon lecture: 2:30-5:30 pm
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants must: 
1. (i) hold a degree with at least 2ii Honours standard in food and nutrition,  physiology, biochemistry, human biology or other relevant scientific discipline or equivalent.    OR
   (ii) demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior learning.
2. provide evidence of English proficiency, such as
   (i)    HKDSE English Language 3 or above   OR
   (ii)  HKALE Grade D or above  OR
   (iii) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) C or above  OR
   (iv) an IELTS overall band of 6 with 5.5 or above in reading, writing, listening, and speaking or equivalent.
Application Fee


Course Fee
  • PgDip in Human Nutrition $82,000 (2 instalments)

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
Interested candidates should apply by returning the special application form, together with relevant supporting documents, copy of Hong Kong Identity Card and an application fee of HK$300 cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE" (non-refundable) to either:
By post: Attn to Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Units 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
In person: any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters (Attn: Dietetics, Food and Nutrition).
Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment (for the course/programme has online enrolment only)

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.