Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Public Health Nutrition

This programme aims to provide students with the specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills required to meet the nutritional challenges of the 21st century. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the role diet and nutrients play in the aetiology, prevention, treatment and management of diseases, discovering how to apply this knowledge in a variety of health-based settings and make evidence-based judgements on appropriate nutritional care. The context for the programme is provided by societal issues such as a rapidly ageing population, food poverty and food insecurity, health inequalities in nutritional wellbeing and the high prevalence of obesity.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as nutrition, dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, sport science, health, food science or biology. For overseas applicants, IELTS 7 or equivalent is required. An interview will form part of the selection process.

Course modules

Nutrition metabolism and disease; health behaviours and nutrition; research methods; public health nutrition with an international perspective; contemporary issues in human nutrition; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied and include a combination of essays, case studies, presentations and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 600 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

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