Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition - HKU SPACE: Dietetics, Food & Nutrition courses
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Life & Health SciencesDietetics, Food & Nutrition

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Ulster University, United Kingdom
Awarded by
Ulster University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
1 year
Course Fee
PgDip in Human Nutrition - $95,000 (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.

​Reference no. of exempted under NLHPE: 450320


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.  Applied Nutrition
2.  Biochemical and Molecular Approaches to Nutrition
3.  Nutrition Assessment, Recommendations and Requirements
4. Research Methods and Biostatistics for Nutritional Sciences
5.  Diet and Disease
6. Public Health and Nutrition Behaviour
7. Nutritional Controversies
The above modules are undertaken over two semesters in Teaching Block I (please refer to Progression Path).
Information is subject to change by HKU SPACE and Ulster University without prior notice. Please contact Programme Staff for latest information.
Days / Time
  • Tuesday, Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm and Satursday 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • PgD in Human Nutrition extends over 1 year (part-time, 3 sessions a week)
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 or equivalent;    OR
     (ii) hold a degree with at least 2ii Honours in life sciences and completion of specified HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate courses in food and nutrition as required; OR
    (iii) 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

HK$300 non-refundable

Course Fee
  • PgDip in Human Nutrition - $95,000 (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 Permanent Residence Identity Card / valid Visa 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 Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. 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 online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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 each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.