London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Nutrition for Global Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The MSc Nutrition for Global Health degree programme offered by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine focuses on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries, although skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to populations globally.

By the end of the programme you will 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
  • 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
  • identify and formulate appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues

Project report

You will complete a summer research project on an aspect of Nutrition for Global Health.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities including research and teaching; policy work; nutrition programme planning; field-based operational work. Employers include local and national governments, NGOS, international agencies and academic institutions. The programme is not a dietetic qualification.


The programme is accredited by UK Association for Nutrition. Graduates can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists at Associate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamental Public Health 
  • Nutrition Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health 
  • Basic Epidemiology 
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition 
  • Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Nutrition Programme Planning
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Health Promotion Theory
  • Health Policy, Process and Power
  • Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies


Programme director: Dr Marko Kerac

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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).

An upper-second class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to the programme. Work experience in a relevant area is preferred. Intercalating medical students may apply. 

Tuition Fee

  • Home: £TBC (FT) / £TBC (PT) 
  • Overseas: £TBC (FT) / £TBC (PT)
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Living costs for London

  • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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