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Global Public Health Nutrition MSc

University of Westminster

101 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6, London
Tel.+44 (0)20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries. Significant changes are occurring in the profile of nutritional problems. Many countries continue to face problems of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, but countries in economic transition also face the public health challenge of rising rates of diet-related chronic disease, such as obesity and coronary heart disease. Also, many industrialised countries now face problems of food insecurity among low income groups. These challenges have led to growing political resources to address nutrition. There is now an increased need for trained public health nutritionists, to work in a range of contexts, to control and prevent diet related problems.

The United Nations Secretary General has declared 2016-2025 the Decade of Nutrition. What better time to develop your skills in this crucial area. This course will give you the specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in global public health nutrition in a range of different settings.

You will be introduced to policy making, leadership and governance frameworks. You will be encouraged to explore and debate the political and social influences underpinning policy implementation and impact. Your modules will explore the relationship between diet and disease, the nutrition science underpinning these factors, public health nutrition epidemiology, research methods for health science, nutritional assessment tools and how to develop and manage nutrition programmes. The course will introduce you to stakeholders and skills that can enhance your professional competency, employability and development as a public health reflective professional.

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition as part fulfilment of the requirements for registration as an associate Public Health Nutritionist.


Core modules

  • Concepts and Principles of Nutrition
  • Dieta and Disease
  • Global Challenges for Food and Health
  • Interventions and Programme Planning
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Policy and Governance for Public Health Nutrition
  • Research Methods for Health Science I
  • Research Methods for Health Science II and Research Project



You should have an Honours degree (At least a lower second class honours) from a UK university, or equivalent from a non-UK university, in a relevant science or social science subject. Students from a non-nutrition background are welcome to apply but they will be invited to complete our online Essentials of Nutrition module, which has four short assessments.

If your first language is not English you should have an with IELTS score of at least 6.5, 6.0 in each element.

Career Prospects

The course is designed for people wishing to work in national or global public health contexts such as Public Health Nutrition organisations, academic research institutions e.g. Public Health England, Ministries of Health, NGOs (like Save the Children and Action against Hunger), UNICEF, FAO, GAIN and other UN organisations.


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