Taught course

Public Health Nutrition

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To gain admission to the Public Health Nutrition MSc, students must have an Honours degree in a Nutrition/Dietetic/Health Science/Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate course – and students will normally have achieved a second class (2.ii) classification or above; or an equivalent appropriate qualification. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no lower than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Months of entry


Course content

This course brings together the science of nutrition and the innovation of business to expand student’s horizons beyond the more traditional approaches to public health nutrition. It will enhance your public health and nutrition knowledge and skills.

The increase in non communicable diseases across the globe, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and malnutrition is inextricably linked to poor diet. This has led to an increasing demand for graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the impact of dietary intake on the risk factors of disease, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge through education and influencing policy to improve the population’s health.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • a focus on the science of nutrition and public health policy and practice;
  • innovative and creative approaches to tackling public health nutrition issues, including a focus on business and media;
  • a diverse teaching team including a range of public health nutrition academic experts who are committed to providing a range of excellent teaching and learning experiences;
  • access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include food poverty, obesogenic environments, behaviour change and whole-person care including spirituality;
  • opportunities to apply for work experience in public health nutrition.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office

Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
024 7679 5388 or 024 7679 5958