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.
The Nutrition for Global Health course from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine attracts graduates from many countries and various disciplines who wish to equip themselves for global health nutrition research and teaching, operational work in the field or community nutrition programmes, work in public health nutrition, including health promotion and nutrition education, and for policy and programme planning in nutrition.The MSc has been designed to focus on nutritional problems in low and middle income countries.
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.
The course is accredited by UK Association for Nutrition, Graduates can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.
Students takethree compulsory modules:
One additional optional module may also be taken from:
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
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
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A student must normally satisfy the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine general entrance requirements and the additional programme specific entrance requirements as follows:
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.
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