Dietetics interviews with the Faculty of Health

Learn more about the interview process for BSc (Hons) Dietetics, MDiet (Hons) Dietetics and MSc Human Nutrition

This page contains all of the information you require prior to your interview for prospective undergraduate students. 

Please note all applicant interviews for 2022 entry will take place through Zoom meetings. 

If you have any queries regarding your interview booking, please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing 

In addition, our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have regarding your application. Drop us an email at

Alternatively make a call to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Department to talk to either team using +44(0)1752 585858.

Please ensure you have a form of photo identification with you on your Zoom interview, such as a passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.

Message from Admissions Tutor

Congratulations on being invited to interview for our BSc (Hons) Dietetics programme. On this page, we have provided information regarding the tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us.

During the interview day, we will:

  • Help you to give the best account of your skills, experience and character. This enables us to decide if you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture.
  • Explain more about the University, the School of Health Professions and your programme.
  • Enable you to understand as much as you can about the way we work with our students and what it means to become a University of Plymouth student dietitian, to develop into a healthcare professional graduate.

The University of Plymouth is required to select applicants using a ‘values based’ approach for pre-registration health professions programmes. This is to ensure we recruit the right students with the right values, to ensure the delivery of excellent patient care. All aspects of the interview will be allied with the core values of the NHS. These NHS values are:

  • Working together for patients
  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts

Please ensure you read the interview pre-work below carefully as this provides information on what you need to do before attending your interview and what you need to bring with you on the day.

We look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Best wishes,
Dr Clare Pettinger
Admissions Tutor for BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Lecturer in Public Health Dietetics
School of Health Professions

Interview pre-work

The following preparation should be completed if you have been invited to interview for the BSc (Hons) Dietetics programme:

  • For all interviews, we advise you to think about the reasons why you want to study the course you have applied for, and why you are interested in your chosen career path.
  • Please prepare a short (no more than 1 minute) informal introduction, to say something about yourself and why dietetics is the career for you (be creative!).
  • We advise you to consider the NHS constitution and your personal commitment to these values. Additional information can be found on the NHS website.

It is mandatory to complete the 3 Health Declaration forms prior to your interview. Failure to do so may affect the process of your application. Please complete these forms in full and prior to your chosen interview date and return to

For your online interview please ensure you have with you:

  • A form of photo identification such as your passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.
  • Pen and paper should you wish to make notes
Our interviewing tutor will send you a link to your zoom meeting by emailing you. Where possible our tutors will contact you 24 hours before your interview. 

Our interview sessions will run from either 8:45-13:00 (AM Session) or 12:45-17:00 (PM Session). This will include time for registration, a group activity, and individual interviews. 

Our interviewing tutor will make you aware of your individual interview slot on the day of your interview, and you do not need to create an account with Zoom to use their software. 

You can access Zoom via your web browser. However, if you would prefer to install the programme ahead of your interview, you can do so by visiting the Zoom website

If you have not used Zoom before, please visit their Help Centre FAQs to familiarise yourself with the software.

After your interview

If you are successful at interview and are made a conditional offer, as part of your offer you will need to complete a DBS and Occupational Health check. If you do not pass these checks satisfactorily, you will not be able to start a course with us. For more information on how to complete these checks, please visit our Health and Human Sciences- additional checks page.


How do I book my interview?

Upon successful submission of your application, you will be sent an email with a unique link to our online booking system. You can use our online system to select an interview date that best suits your availability.

If you have not received this email, please be sure to check your junk or clutter folders.

What if I need to reschedule my interview after I have booked onto one?

You can change, move or reschedule your interview at any stage using the online booking system.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates shown, then please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing or by calling +44 1752 585858.

What if I have applied for more than one programme?

If you have applied for more than the programme listed, you will require an additional interview for the other course, to establish if you are suitable for that programme.

What happens after my interview?

If you are successful at interview, your offer will be conditional on meeting the academic requirements for the course, satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks. For further information, please visit the Health and Care Professions Council’s website.

Directions to the PAHC Centre

Please see the following document for information and directions to the PAHC Centre