London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Nutrition for Global Health

The course aims to provide comprehensive training in public health nutrition in a global setting with the choice of specialising in a number of topics and in a range of contexts; it provides an integrated programme covering dietary, epidemiological, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a recognised university in a subject appropriate to the course of study; applicants who have worked in health-related activities in developing countries will be given preference; applicants without the minimum entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Course modules

Core modules include: fundamental public health nutrition; statistics for epidemiology and public health; basic epidemiology; maternal and child nutrition; nutrition-related chronic disease. Optional modules include: principles of social research; health promotion theory; health policy, process and power; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; history and health; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; epidemiology of non-communicable diseases; nutrition in emergencies; tropical environmental health; advance statistical methods in epidemiology; analysing survey and population data; applying public health principles in developing countries; nutrition programme planning; principles and practice of public health.

Assessment methods

Assessed by: project report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 19,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,150 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 9,725 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7299 4646