Taught course

Public Health Nutrition

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

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.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

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.

  • Study for this new Masters degree full time (over one year) or part time (over 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
  • 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 numbers
The aim of this new MSc programme is to meet the needs of relevant graduates wishing to develop a career in the field of public health nutrition. Graduate students will be provided with the knowledge in nutrition and public health, the skills and networks to develop a career in this growing industry.
A public health nutritionist understands how diet influences the health of different groups within the wider population. This requires an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin nutritional requirements, as well as an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex factors that influence food choices and eating behaviours of a population, and how such concepts can be applied to public health. Public health nutritionists are expected to find themselves in health promotion advisory and policy/advocacy roles as well as engaged in research in the UK and internationally.
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.
Staff from the teaching team include members of professional bodies such as the Nutrition Society and British Dietic Association (including active involvement in committee work) and have successfully secured internal and external research funding; and regularly present at national and international conferences. Staff are involved in a range of collaborative research activities with universities within the UK and internationally; work with international organisations such as the World Health Organization, and national bodies such as the National Institute of Health Research, Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). On a local level, staff also work closely with health services, local authorities and community groups.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090