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Public Health Nutrition, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Accreditation

accredited by the Association for Nutrition 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in Nutrition 
  • Population Nutrition 
  • Public Health: Policy and Practice 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Research Methods 
  • Nutritional Science 
  • Food Chain, Sustainability and Health 
  • Dissertation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

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).

General Requirements

  • an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or other relevant degrees (Food Science, Physiology, Biology, Health Promotion, Biochemistry, Psychology) 
  • or a professional qualification recognised as carrying honours degree equivalence  
  • or a Pre-Masters qualification in a related subject area with a minimum of 65% in English 
  • or substantial appropriate work experience which can demonstrate knowledge and skills at degree standard (subject to the provisions of the Academic Framework Regulations) plus an English Language GCSE or equivalent 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Home (per credit): £38.35

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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