Nutrition for Global Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Tackling the challenges of all forms of malnutrition worldwide, nutrition for global health focuses on addressing public health nutrition priorities, through understanding the role of nutrition and its determinants to identify ways for improving nutrition in a sustainable and equitable way. Studying with us, you’ll gain extensive expertise through integrating epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science informed by the latest research. You’ll develop critical analytical skills, be equipped to design interventions, evaluate their impacts, and bridge the translation of science to policies and programmes, ready to confront the challenges of public health nutrition. This course is designed to focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), however the acquired skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to all populations. This programme is accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition (AC226). You will therefore be able to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) after graduation. Please note: this course is not a dietetic qualification. What you will learn:

  • Develop an advanced knowledge of public health nutrition at biological, social and policy levels within a global context
  • Assess, select and apply a range of research skills and techniques, including anthropometry, dietary analysis, statistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, research, computing and information retrieval
  • Understand how to interpret and synthesise data to analyse and evaluate problems at different population levels
  • Identify and formulate appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues, taking into account the public health and social policy contexts
  • Apply knowledge of effective teamwork and communication skills to solve problems and achieve goals.


Term 1 compulsory modules: Fundamental Public Health Nutrition; Basic Epidemiology; Statistics for Epidemiology & Population Health. One additional optional module may also be taken from: Foundations for Health Promotion; Health Policy, Process & Power; Principles of Social Research. Term 2 & 3: Students take a total of five study modules, one from each timetable slot (C1, C2, D1, D2). The list below shows recommended or compulsory modules. There are other optional modules which may be taken only after consultation with the Programme Director. Slot C1: Maternal & Child Nutrition (compulsory). Slot C2: Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies. Slot D1: Nutrition in Emergencies. Slot D2: Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases (compulsory). Slot E: Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology; Analysing Survey & Population Data; Applying Public Health Principles; Nutrition Programme Planning.

Assessment method

Assessments may include written coursework, written tests and exams, practical exams, group-work, presentations or other methods and a project report (dissertation).

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the MSc Nutrition for Global Health, an applicant must: Hold either a first degree at Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) standard in a relevant discipline, or a degree in medicine recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for the purposes of practising medicine in the UK, or another degree of equivalent standard awarded by an overseas institution recognised by UK ENIC or the GMC. OR Hold a professional qualification appropriate to the programme of study to be followed obtained by written examinations and judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree or above. OR Have relevant professional experience or training which is judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree or above. If you have not previously studied in the UK, you can check our guide to international equivalent qualifications for our master's degrees. Applicants who have worked in nutrition, health or other relevant global nutrition activities will be given preference. It is essential that applicants from a non-nutrition or health background prepare both for their application and the MSc through pre-programme reading. Suggested online and book resources can be found on our new students page in the "Reading list" section. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirement, but who have relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application. Please visit our website for full entry requirements for the MSc in Nutrition for Global Health, including English Language requirements if English is not your first language.

English language requirements

As part of the application process, applicants are required to demonstrate how they meet LSHTM's minimum English Language requirements. This is particularly important for applicants requiring a Student Visa, as the UK Home Office dictates that every student from outside the UK and Republic of Ireland must show evidence of a minimum level of English language ability (called CEFR B2 level) in order to be granted a Student visa and study in the UK.

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Nutrition for Global Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS