Taught course

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

University of Bristol · Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant field, such as nutrition, sports science, biology, psychology, food science, kinesiology, dietetics, medicine, nursing, policy. Other academic backgrounds and relevant professional or voluntary experience (minimum 18 months) will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

In this degree, we focus on developing your skills in research, policy and practice in the combined fields of diet- and physical activity-related public health and wellbeing. This work is vital in addressing real issues of concern to policymakers and practitioners. Our programme was one of the first to recognise the need for specialisation in the three intertwined disciplines of nutrition, physical activity and public health.

Our programme helps you to critically examine key interactions at the interface of epidemiology, behaviour change and policy-relevant research in these connected fields. It will also help you develop important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions.

This MSc is designed for dieticians, physical activity, food and fitness specialists, and other health professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding about the evidence around the role of nutrition and physical activity in public health, the factors that influence people's physical activity and eating behaviours, and how to develop and evaluate nutrition and physical activity interventions.

Graduates from other disciplines, who want to work towards a career in this area, are welcome to apply.

Take a look at these videos to find out more about our programme and hear from some of our students.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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