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Master of Public Health (Nutrition) (17 months)

Master of Public Health (Nutrition) (17 months)

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Study mode

Full time


17 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Public Health Information Nutrition Social / Family / Community Work

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

Popular with both UK-based and international students, the unique Master of Public Health (Nutrition) programme has been specifically designed for those who wish to develop their career within public health, with a particular focus on nutrition. Typically you will be from a nutrition, food science, bioscience, sport, exercise, nursing, midwifery or integrated health and social care background.

Guided by experts in the field of public health and registered nutritionists, you will combine practical experience with a thorough grounding in relevant areas of theory and research. The practical application of these academic skills will equip you with the knowledge and approaches necessary to implement a broad range of interventions to improve public health outcomes in different employment contexts and in particular relating to food and nutrition, for example tackling a range of relevant societal issues such as, health inequalities in nutritional wellbeing, the increase in diabetes and the high prevalence of obesity.

Upon successful graduation you will possess in-depth research and enquiry skills, and a critical understanding of their application in public health and in a range of employment contexts:

local authorities
the community and local partnerships
the private sector
charitable organisations
the NHS and further research

Your Future

Upon graduation you will possess the skills required for leadership, management and system-based thinking in public health and nutrition, all of which will enhance your ability to lead and manage in a variety of public health organisations in the UK and worldwide.

The Master of Public Health (Nutrition) qualification is a national and internationally renowned degree that will help you seek employment in public or government services, voluntary organisations, non-governmental organisations and research posts both in the UK and abroad.

Completion of this Masters programme also provides an excellent grounding for progression to PhD or professional doctorate studies.

Roles may include:

policy development and implementation
assessing and scoping population or community needs
providing dietary and lifestyle advice to individuals or groups
nutrition consultancy
health promotion
community focused nutrition, health and wellbeing projects.


This is an essential module in public health that will aid your understanding of the ever changing health patterns of the population and threats to health through outbreaks and epidemics. The module will allow you the opportunity to explore the most up to date information and gathering techniques used in public health to inform policy response to contemporary local and global public health issues. Epidemiological theory is used to explore examples of public health at population levels. The module further aims to develop your abilities to conceptualise and critically appraise the relationships between public health issues and the political, economic, social, technical, legal and environmental dimensions that inform policy response. Specialist experts in epidemiology and public health contribute to this module and enhance both the research rich aspect and the grounded application which is essential to your learning experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a subject related to nutrition, healthcare or health sciences. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more

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