Master Online

Public Health Nutrition

Robert Gordon University

12 months
12850 GBP/year
7590 GBP/year
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This online MSc Public Health Nutrition course from Robert Gordon University provides teaching and learning around the role of food and nutrition in health and disease, and how this knowledge can be applied to improve public health.


We will support you to develop the professional skills required for a successful career in the field – working to improve the diet and nutritional status of individuals, communities and populations with the aim of improving health and wellbeing, and reducing the burden of disease. The Public Health Nutrition course is offered at Robert Gordon University .

Food and nutrition policies for improving health and preventing chronic disease are required worldwide. Undernutrition and obesity are global public health problems, and food security and sustainable diets are of increasing importance as we adapt to feed a growing population whilst mitigating the effects of climate change on food production.

Job Prospects

Public health nutritionists provide information and advice on food, diet and their impact on health and wellbeing. They play a key role in managing malnutrition; reducing intakes of saturated fat, sugar and salt; improving consumption of fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre; and preventing development of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. In addition, public health nutritionists develop, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes. 

They carry out research to generate an evidence base linking food and nutrients to health and disease, and apply scientific knowledge to ensure understanding of the impact of food and diet on health and wellbeing. They work to improve the diet, nutrition and health of people and communities, and address inequalities in nutrition and health.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • To Human Nutrition
  • Assessing Nutritional Status
  • Research Skills
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Food Security And Sustainable Diets
  • Research Project in Public Health Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold at least a 2:2 undergraduate science-based honours degree (or its equivalent) in biological or life sciences, which includes Chemistry and Biology within the course.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience would need to demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge in the biosciences to meet the demands of the course and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7590 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Full time online EU students:  £7,590

  • Part time

Scottish/RUK students/EU students

  • Year 1 £3,795
  • Year 2 £3,795

International students

  • Year 1  £6,425
  • Year 2  £6,425


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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