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What is a Level 7 Diploma?
What is a Level 7 Diploma?
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Written by Sean Buxton
Updated over a week ago

A Level 7 Diploma is a format of formalised postgraduate learning in the United Kingdom at the masters degree level, but without an academic dissertation.

Level 7 Diplomas are typically offered by independent institutes of higher education, such as the IOPN. The IOPN Diploma is a unique, fully accredited (globally recognised), 96 Credit bearing practice-focussed program (rather than a research focussed program such as an MSc / MRes degree typically offered by traditional universities), and is uniquely designed and delivered by the IOPN.

The IOPN Diploma has been designed to focus on the specific vocational needs of a proficient sport and exercise nutrition practitioner looking to work in the “real world” workplace contexts that graduates will find themselves in.

Many of our students enter our program already having a masters degree in a related field (nutrition, dietetics, physiotherapy, medicine, sport science etc), and are looking to add sport and exercise nutrition to their scope of practice.

For our graduates looking to “top up” their IOPN Diploma to a Masters research degree (180 credits in total), we have a variety of University partners currently formalising pathways onto their masters degree programs for the 2023 academic year, and these “top up” options will soon be added to this website.

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