Taught course

Public Health Nutrition

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

You will need: an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or other relevant degrees (Food Science, Physiology, Biology, Health Promotion, Biochemistry, Psychology) or a professional qualification recognised as carrying honours degree equivalence or a Pre-Masters qualification in a related subject area with a minimum of 65% in English or substantial appropriate work experience which can demonstrate knowledge and skills at degree standard (subject to the provisions of the Academic Framework Regulations) plus an English Language GCSE or equivalent If you already have a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or other Masters-level qualification, deemed by the programme leader to be equivalent to respective parts of the MSc programme, you may be permitted to enter with exemptions, subject to the University's regulations on Advanced Standing in Postgraduate Awards and with the approval of R(E)PL Committee. The R(E)PL system will be explained to all students. This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Public Health Nutrition, from Liverpool John Moores University, helps you develop the knowledge and skills required to work in this growing industry.

  • Masters degree available to study full time (one year) and part time (two years)
  • Benefit from staff expertise in nutrition and public health as you gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in this growing sector on this new Masters programme
  • Join a research active team and take part in ongoing projects
  • Experience interactive practical sessions and workshops alongside theoretical learning
  • Boost your career options with employment opportunities in the public and private sectors
  • This course will only run subject to minimum number

The programme will explore the role of key nutrients in health and disease, identify the food sources of major nutrients and highlight disorders caused by inappropriate nutrition.

It will investigate the nutritional requirements of population groups, teach you to convert nutrient requirements into dietary advice and show competent use of dietary recommendations.
You will learn to conduct nutritional surveillance, critically evaluate current research in nutrition and public health and critically appraise rationales concerning healthy diet and achieving dietary change.

In essence, the programme will provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to perform as an effective employee in the multi-faceted field of human nutrition.

Known for its high standards of student support, the Food and Nutrition department at LJMU has an open door policy, ensuring you get the help you need when you need it. You will be appointed a personal tutor and an academic supervisor to oversee your dissertation.

Teaching will be divided between the IM Marsh campus in the suburb of Aigburth and the Tithebarn Street building in the city centre.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health) for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at health@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5829

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090