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  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should have one of the following: (i) 2.1 or above in Science (ii) 2.1 or above in a Social Science subject (advice will be given on the suitability of the subject) (iii) a professional qualification and relevant work experience (to be considered on an individual basis) (iv) a medical degree
  • Academic Title
    Public Health Nutrition Master in Science
  • Course description
    With widespread undernutrition being seen in both developed and developing countries, coupled with rising rates of obesity and diet related chronic diseases, there is a need for well qualified professionals who can work at all levels in public health nutrition.

    This Public Health Nutrition MSc degree course aims to:

        * Equip students with specialist knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in public health nutrition in a range of settings both in the UK and overseas.
        * Develop skills to appraise critically and to evaluate the research of both a scientific and social scientific nature on which public health nutrition practice is based.
        * Facilitate continued professional development and the advancement of Public Health Nutrition practice.

    Reasons to choose Public Health Nutrition MSc degree

    Graduates will be qualified to work in the field of public health nutrition both in the UK and overseas. Other features include:

        * Focus on policy and programmes
        * Four week work placement for students with  no relevant work experience
        * January start
        * Delivered by a multi-disciplinary, experienced course team 

    Future prospects

    There is a recognised emerging need for postgraduate nutritionists who can work comfortably and confidently with knowledge and information of both the natural and social sciences.

    Postgraduate nutritionists currently work in a variety of areas including government departments at local and national levels, for example the Food Standards Agency and Primary Care Trusts, non-government agencies including overseas aid agencies and the food industry and in research.

    Additionally students will learn a range of transferable skills which will equip them to work in a range of other occupations.

    Course content

    All MSc and Postgraduate Diploma students take the following modules:

        * Nutrition and Applied Biosciences
        * Nutrition and Applied Social Policy  
        * Nutrition for Public Health
        * Nutrition, Health and Disease
        * Public Health Nutrition Policy and Programmes, in addition to one optional module

    MSc students also undertake an original research project.

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