The MSc in Public Health Nutrition is designed to give you the opportunity to consider public health nutrition dilemmas by leading a culture that engages a shared responsibility for health, developing organised efforts to promote and maintain nutrition-related health / wellbeing and encourage the informed choices of society.
MSc Public Health Nutrition
An Honours degree in a Nutrition/Dietetic/Health Science/ Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate course – and students will normally have achieved a second class (2.ii) classification or above, or equivalent qualification.
This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
Public health nutritionist graduates may work in a variety of settings to improve or enhance public health through the prevention and secondary prevention of nutrition and diet related diseases. Government and local government, health authorities and hospitals, charities and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) all employ public health nutritionists.
The food industry including manufacturers and retailers utilise public health nutritionists to facilitate social responsibility or to gain a competitive advantage through using nutrition as a unique selling point. Successful completion of this master’s could also act as a launchpad for further academic study including PhD.
This course is designed to bring together the science of nutrition, consultancy and creativity to provide you with the chance to expand your horizons beyond the more traditional approaches to public health nutrition. Successful completion of the course will enable you to work across multiple agencies championing a shared responsibility for health to ultimately open avenues for becoming leaders in public health nutrition.
The course is designed to provide a broad-based approach to public health nutrition drawing upon a range of disciplines and staff expertise, which aims to expose you to a novel amalgamation of nutrition, public health, research, commercial and media insight.
Science of nutrition for public health
Psychology of eating behaviour
Influencing action: a review of public health policy
Entrepreneural nutrition - media and business
Disease prevention: public health nutrition approaches
Research methodology, design and methods
Leading and creating organisational health and wellbeing
Masters dissertation – public health nutrition
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