M.Sc. Nutrition for Global Health

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP20450 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8700 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | London, United Kingdom
The Ms Nutrition for Global Health degree programme offered by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provides training in public health nutrition in a global setting. An integrated programme covers epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science
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Description

The main programme focus is on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries although skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to populations globally.

This course is not a dietetic qualification. Graduates work for local and national governments, NGOs, international agencies, academic institutions, and in fields ranging from food emergencies to research on nutrient-gene interactions.

By the end of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of nutrition for global health at biological, social and policy levels
  • assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate research skills and techniques, from anthropometry and information on dietary intake to broader analytical skills
  • interpret and synthesise different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems at population and population sub-group levels
  • evaluate critically the findings of scientific studies of public health nutrition
  • disseminate and present findings of research in a range of formats and contexts
  • identify and formulate appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues, taking into account the public health and social policy contexts
  • apply knowledge of effective teamwork and communication skills to solve problems and achieve goals

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 11th August for International applicants requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa; 29th August 2016 for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa
Tuition fee
  • GBP 20450 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 8700 per year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • Part-time tuition fees: EEA: £4,350, International: £10,225
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Term 1

Students takethree compulsory modules:

  • Fundamental Public Health Nutrition;
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health;
  • Basic Epidemiology.

One additional optional module may also be taken from:

  • Principles of Social Research
  • Health Promotion Theory
  • Health Policy, Process and Power
Term 2

Students take a total of five modules, one from each timetable slot (Slot 1, Slot 2 etc.). The list below shows recommended modules. There are other modules which can only be taken after consultation with the course director.

Slot 1
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition (compulsory)
Slot 2
  • Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies*
  • Family Planning Programmes
  • History & Health
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Slot 3
  • Current Issues in Safe Motherhood & Perinatal Health
  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Tropical Environmental Health
Slot 4
  • Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease (compulsory)
Slot 5
  • Advance Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Analysing Survey & Population Data
  • Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
  • Nutrition Programme Planning
  • Principles and Practice of Public Health
Project Report
During the summer months (July - August), students complete research project which enables them to work on a subject of special interest, practice skills of analysis and presentation, and integrate different aspects of the year's work, for submission by early September. - See more at:

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
190(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

A student must normally satisfy the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine general entrance requirements and the additional programme specific entrance requirements as follows:

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:
  • an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Applicants who have worked in nutrition, health or other relevant global nutrition activities will be given preference.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Course Accreditation

The course is accredited by UK Association for Nutrition, Graduates can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

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