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Public Health Nutrition MSc

This course requires IELTS 6.5
. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

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.


Throughout your course you will study key issues in public health nutrition and the influence of policy and the wider environment:

  • Human nutrition, including nutrients in health and disease: ‘hot’ topics in nutrition;
  • Public Health Policy and Practice;
  • Whole-Person Nutrition including the role of spirituality;
  • Nutritional Journalism;
  • Entrepreneurial Nutrition;
  • research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.

The first semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to critically explore key nutrition issues pertinent to public health. You will also critique the role of public health policy, at international, national and local level  alongside exploring a range of public health nutrition programmes. This provides a platform for you then to develop business acumen and a critical understanding on the role of media and other communication in public health nutrition. The final semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to carry out your own public health nutrition research project.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, health science, or sports and exercise science.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The Public Health Nutrition MSc is designed to provide students with a wide range of critical knowledge and skills in public health and nutrition in order to make you attractive to a range of employers or to enhance your current career. Moreover it intends to develop a range of skills essential for working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the 21st century. Thus the development of business acumen and creativity is a special feature of this course. On successful completion of the course you will be able to work in a range of careers such as public health; government and non-government organisations; social enterprises; freelance nutrition and the food industry.


The University runs a number of specific schemes to allow students periods of overseas study or work experience and the University offers a limited number of International Experience and Mobility Grants to enable such visits. A number of students in our School, across a range of courses, have been successful in securing places via these schemes.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

  • Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

January 2017 start - £11,280 | September 2017 start - £11,846

Contact Details:

International Office

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152