The Masters programme in Public Health Nutrition, from Liverpool John Moores University is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and graduates are eligible to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as Registered Associate Nutritionists.
Aimed at those who want to work in public health nutrition, this newly-launched, expert-led programme explores the impact of nutrition on population groups and develops the knowledge and skills required by professional practitioners.
It will investigate the nutritional requirements of population groups, teach you to convert nutrient requirements into dietary advice and show competent use of dietary recommendations.
You will learn to conduct nutritional surveillance, critically evaluate current research in nutrition and public health and critically appraise rationales concerning healthy diet and achieving dietary change.
A Public Health Nutritionist influences the food choice and eating behaviour of a population. In developed and developing countries, many causes of ill health are the result of malnutrition.
Nutritionists can work for organisations whose aim is to assist people suffering from diet-related illness or those where ill health can be improved by dietary intervention, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. They can also work in health promotion through government organisations and initiatives to improve nutrition in the elderly, improve school food, promote fruit and vegetable consumption and increase physical activity.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score:
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
a minimum 2:2 honours degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or another relevant discipline (Food Science, Physiology, Biology, Health Promotion, Biochemistry)
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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