Taught course

Public Health Nutrition

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, that includes significant emphasis on human biochemistry and/or physiology, normally at 2:2 classification or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will allow graduates of biological sciences to build on their present knowledge and aims to promote the critical appraisal of the theory and application of public health nutrition, and nutrition policy planning and practice, to improve the health of the population through the medium of nutrition. Public health nutrition is a new interesting subject area that concentrates on achieving a sound knowledge in nutrition and public health providing participants with the expertise to work in a variety of settings to promote nutrition for the benefit of public health. A public health nutritionist influences food selection and eating behaviour of a population, based on research and national dietary guidelines. Public health nutritionists are expected to find themselves in advisory and policy/advocacy roles as well as engaged in research in the UK and internationally.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Douglas McBean
+44 (0) 131 474 0000
+44 (0) 131 474 0001