University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

This programme focuses on the promotion and maintenance of diet and activity related health and well being of populations. This programme aims to provide insight into the interactions between physical activity, nutrition and health through blending epidemiology, psychology and policy-relevant research. The programme is specifically designed for qualified dieticians, physical activity specialists, and other health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who wish to advance themselves in the important area of nutrition- and physical activity-related public health. It is also suitable for newly qualified graduates seeking to develop a career in this area.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant field (or equivalent), although other academic backgrounds and relevant professional experience will be considered. Offers can be made at diploma level, with upgrade to MSc on successful completion of all taught components of the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: determinants of physical activity and eating behaviour; nutrition, disease and public health; physical activity, disease and public health; physical activity and nutrition interventions: conception and design; policy, promotion and delivery: physical activity and nutrition programmes; research methods; practical research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Work is assessed through written assignments, presentations, written reports or research proposals. There are no formal examinations. All units are compulsory along with a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 1147