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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The programme provides training in public health nutrition in a global setting. An integrated programme covers epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science. Specialist topics include: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition in emergencies; nutrition programme planning, evaluation and monitoring; nutrition-related chronic disease. The main programme focus is on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries – although skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to all populations globally.

The programme attracts graduates from many countries and various disciplines who wish to equip themselves for global health nutrition research and teaching, operational work in the field or community nutrition programmes, work in public health nutrition, including health promotion and nutrition education, and for policy and programme planning in e MSc has been designed to focus on nutritional problems in low- and middle-income countries. This course is not a dietetic qualification.

Course Accreditation

The MSc Nutrition for Global Health was first accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) in 1999 and is currently undergoing the regular 5 yearly reaccreditation. Final outcomes from this process are expected mid-2020. Please check this page and the AfN website then for formal accreditation status for 2020/21 entry.


Objectives

By the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of public health nutrition at biological, social & policy levels
  • assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate research skills and techniques, including: anthropometry, dietary analysis, statistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, research, computing & information retrieval
  • interpret and synthesise different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems at population and population sub-group levels
  • evaluate critically the findings of scientific studies on public health nutrition
  • disseminate and present research findings in a range of formats and contexts
  • 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.

Careers

Graduates work for local and national governments, NGOs, international agencies, academic institutions, and in fields ranging from food emergencies to research on nutrient-gene interactions.

Modules

This module aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the current evidence base relating nutrition to common chronic diseases and to assess the policy options for addressing these diseases. To develop skills of critique and interpretation through the specific perspective of nutritional epidemiology and its implications for study design.
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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£11,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£26,680

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more