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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

Duration

17 months

Start date

JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Public Health Information Nutrition Social / Family / Community Work

Course type

Taught

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
research
health promotion
community focused nutrition, health and wellbeing projects.

Modules

This module introduces an evidence-based approach to the relationship between diet, nutritional status and health in populations. You will learn fundamental principles in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition and key issues on the influence of lifestyle-related behaviours, policy and the wider environment on health and disease. You will acquire the scientific knowledge to ensure understanding of the impact of food and diet on health and well-being of people and communities, and ways to improve the diet, nutrition and health of people and communities. Factors which influence dietary intake and barriers which are encountered when recommending dietary change will be discussed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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 empowering the next generation of visionaries and innovators who can 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 rich body of innovative...more

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