International Public Health Nutrition, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries, but significant changes are occurring in the profile of nutritional problems. The International Public Health Nutrition is delivered by the University of Westminster.

About

Many countries continue to face problems of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, but countries in economic transition also face the public health challenge of rising rates of diet-related chronic disease, such as obesity and coronary heart disease.

Also, many industrialised countries now face problems of food insecurity among low-income groups. These challenges have led to a growing international demand for trained public health nutritionists to work in a range of contexts to control and prevent these issues.

This International Public Health Nutrition course, offered by the University of Westminster, will give you the specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in international public health nutrition in a range of different settings. Training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, nutritional assessment and programme design will enhance your professional skills and competencies, employability and development as a public health professional. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition as a part fulfilment of the requirements for registration as an associate Public Health Nutritionist.

Employability

At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. We place as much emphasis on gaining skills relevant to the workplace as on learning the academic discipline that you are studying.

Obtaining a placement, part-time or vacation job while you study will provide you with extra cash and help you demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for.

In London, there is a plentiful supply of part-time work - most students at the University of Westminster work part-time (or full-time during vacations) to help support their studies.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition as part fulfilment of the requirements as an associate Public Health Nutritionist.

Programme Structure

Core Modules:
  • Concepts and Principles of Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition in Public Health and Policy
  • Food Security
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • International Nutrition Programme Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project in Public Health

Lecturers

  • Regina Keith, Course Leader, Senior Lecturer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You should have a good Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent from a non-UK university, in a relevant science or social science subject. Preference is given to those with related work experience. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part Time Price per 20 credit module:

  • Home/EU: £1,075
  • Overseas: £1,500

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

From September 2016, Student Finance England (SFE) are introducing a loan of up to £10,000 for students starting a postgraduate master’s course starting in September 2016 or later. They have released the following information about the new loans:

The loan can be used to pay tuition fees or help meet your maintenance or study costs. Your course must be at postgraduate masters level and you must meet the eligibility rules that relate to residence, settled status, previous study and qualifications.
Eligible courses can be taught or research based. At the University of Westminster, eligible courses include MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, MRes and MPhil. RIBA Part 2 architecture and integrated Master’s do not qualify.
The loan is available for full-time and part-time study. Part time study must be at a minimum study intensity of 50% of the full-time equivalent.
The loan will always be paid over one or two years even if the course lasts longer. For one year full-time courses a loan of up to £10,000 is available. For courses of two years or more up to £5,000 is available for year one and up to £5,000 in year two.
The loan is not assessed against household income or any other loans or grants.
SFE also provide a grant called the Disabled Students Allowance to help students with study needs relating to disability. This allowance is available for full and part-time study. You must meet the eligibility rules to qualify and your study needs have to be assessed.

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