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Course summary

Our MSc in Public Health Nutrition provides you with the answers to many current nutritional issues. Should we eat less saturated fat to improve heart health? Is folic acid fortification necessary? Can we continue to eat what we do and prevent global warming? On this degree, you’ll develop specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to meet the nutritional challenges of the 21st Century. As well as the teaching and learning spaces, you’ll have access to our professional food science laboratory and kitchen, allowing you to carry out a variety of practical work with foods in a purpose-built environment. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to make significant contributions to the field of nutrition, at a national and international level. What you'll study We’ve designed all the modules on this public health nutrition course to diversify your understanding of the scientific evidence that underpins public health nutrition. Discover the rationale behind dietary recommendations, reference nutrient intakes and strategies to improve population health. Learn about the metabolism of nutrients in regard to disease prevention. Look at the psychological models of behaviour and behaviour change in relation to food choice. Explore global health challenges, such as maternal and child nutrition, sustainable food production and food poverty. Our research methods module introduces you to the research process and a range of methodologies. You’ll complete a project relevant to your own interests or area of employment, supervised by one of the experts within the faculty.


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Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied and include a combination of essays, case studies and presentations.

How to apply

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as nutrition, dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, sport science, health, food science or biology. Applicants with a third class honours degree and/or relevant work experience would need to demonstrate a good level of knowledge in biosciences and will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

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Public Health Nutrition at Edge Hill University - UCAS