Health promoters, city and service planners, and public health leaders all have a growing need for high-quality research that is timely and relevant. In this degree we focus on developing your skills in research, policy and practice in the combined fields of diet- and physical activity-related public health and wellbeing. This work is vital in addressing real issues of concern to policymakers and practitioners. We are different to other MSc programmes in public health because ours is one of the first to recognise the need for specialisation in the three intertwined disciplines of nutrition, physical activity and public health. Our programme provides a unique insight into the fascinating interactions between activity, diet and health by helping you to critically examine key interactions at the interface of epidemiology, psychology and policy-relevant research. The programme will also help you develop important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions in these connected fields. This MSc is designed for dieticians, physical activity, food and fitness specialists and other health professionals (such as nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, physical trainers and occupational therapists) who wish to gain a deeper understanding about the evidence around the role of nutrition and physical activity in public health, the factors that influence people's physical activity and eating behaviours, and how to develop and evaluate nutrition and physical activity interventions. If you are a graduate from another discipline who would like to work towards a career in this area, we will also welcome your application. The latest Research Excellence Framework rated the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences as the leading UK centre of research excellence within the field (see the Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014). In addition, 100 per cent of its research impact was judged to be of the highest level.
All units are compulsory and there are no formal examinations. Work is assessed through written assignments, presentations, written reports or research proposals. During the final term, you will complete an original research investigation and dissertation (8,000 to 10,000 words) in the form of an academic paper for a scientific journal on an approved public health-based topic, which will incorporate nutrition or physical activity or a combination of the two. Part-time students will be given guidance about which units to complete in each year of study. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content of our MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health. http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCohort=N&ayrCode=22%2F23&programmeCode=9PHED007T
How to apply
We welcome students from all over the world. We currently have students from more than 120 countries studying here at Bristol. Having a diverse cultural community provides a stimulating environment for both teaching and learning, for more information please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant field (eg nutrition, sports science, biology, psychology, food science, kinesiology, dietetics, medicine, nursing, policy) or equivalent international qualification. Other academic backgrounds and relevant professional experience will also be considered.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£4800||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/alumni-discount/
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