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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Health Studies Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course 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 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.

By the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate an advanced knowledge of nutrition for global health at biological, social and policy levels, assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate research skills and techniques, from anthropometry and information on dietary intake to broader analytical skills, 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 of public health nutrition, disseminate and present findings of research in a range of formats and contexts. The course is accredited by UK Association for Nutrition, Graduates can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module aims to outline key issues concerning the feeding of mothers, children, and adolescents, and to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,980

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,050

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. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed. Students who have worked in nutrition, health or other relevant global nutrition activities will be given preference. Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more