Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Nutrition

On completion of the programme you will be able to: Explain the role of key nutrients in health and disease, identify food sources of major nutrients and identify disorders caused by inappropriate nutrition; discuss the nutritional requirements of varied population groups, demonstrate ability to convert nutrient requirements into dietary advice and show competent use of dietary recommendations; conduct nutritional surveillance (individual and population levels); critically evaluate current research in nutrition (nutritional epidemiology); critically appraise a number of theoretical and professional rationales concerning promoting healthier diets and achieving dietary change in a variety of contexts; perform as an effective employee in the multi-faceted field of human nutrition in the private and public sectors. The course will be delivered via interactive practical sessions and workshops, lectures, seminars, presentations and small-group and individual tutorials.

Entry requirements

You will need: An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in nutrition, dietetics, public health or other relevant degrees (food science, physiology, biology, health promotion, biochemistry, psychology); or a professional qualification recognised as carrying honours degree equivalence; or a Pre-Masters qualification in a related subject area with a minimum of 65 per cent in English; or substantial appropriate work experience which can demonstrate knowledge and skills at degree standard (subject to the provisions of the Academic Framework Regulations) plus an English language GCSE or equivalent; if you already have a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or other Masters-level qualification, deemed by the programme leader to be equivalent to respective parts of the MSc programme, you may be permitted to enter with exemptions, subject to the University's regulations on Advanced Standing in Postgraduate Awards and with the approval of R(E)PL Committee. The Recognition of (Experiential) Prior Learning (R(E)PL) system will be explained to all students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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