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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.
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Throughout your course you will study key issues in public health nutrition and the influence of policy and the wider environment.
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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.
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.
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.
Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?
In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.
Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.
Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)
The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17
The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far
As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses
Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, health science, or sports and exercise science.
English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5 in all components. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.
Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.
We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.
£6,500 (per year)
If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.
For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.
Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!
£12,500 (per year)
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.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. The 18/19 PG Contract will be published shortly.