What will I learn?

Learn about public health nutrition that relates to the science of preventing disease, prolonging and improving quality of life and promoting health through the medium of nutrition.

Course overview

Public health nutrition relates to the prevention of disease, prolonging and improving quality of life and promoting health through sound nutrition. A public health nutritionist aims to promote health and well-being through food and nutrition, helps people make healthier choices, creates an environment which promotes health, and develops supportive health-related policy.


Assessment comprises a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework is innovative and interactive and includes interpretation of data, portfolio work and seminar presentation.

Modules involve 21-28 hours of direct tutor contact, five to 20 hours of support tutorials, and 152-179 hours of directed and self-directed study.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Which department am I in?

Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,450.00 (US$ 18,230) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Parkgate Road Campus

Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelor's Degree from a recognised institution with 2.8 or above. IELTS: 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill).

For international students

Applications are invited from graduates who have completed an undergraduate BSc degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent), in human nutrition or biological/health science. The degree must contain components in biochemistry and physiology. Applications will be considered from those with other science degrees, providing the applicant has a minimum 2:2 honours (or equivalent) and science A Levels. You need an IELTS academic 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band), TOEFL iBT overall score: 88 with minimum sub skill: Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, and Writing 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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