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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The programme 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. Specialist topics include: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition in emergencies; nutrition programme planning, evaluation and monitoring; nutrition-related chronic disease. The main programme focus is on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries – although skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to all populations globally.

The programme 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 e MSc has been designed to focus on nutritional problems in low- and middle-income countries. This course is not a dietetic qualification.

Course Accreditation

The MSc Nutrition for Global Health was first accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) in 1999 and is currently undergoing the regular 5 yearly reaccreditation. Final outcomes from this process are expected mid-2020. Please check this page and the AfN website then for formal accreditation status for 2020/21 entry.


Objectives

By the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of public health nutrition at biological, social & policy levels
  • assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate research skills and techniques, including: anthropometry, dietary analysis, statistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, research, computing & information retrieval
  • 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 on public health nutrition
  • disseminate and present research findings 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.

Careers

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.

Application deadline

08 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 25,410per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

  • Campus address

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, LONDON, CAMDEN, WC1E 7HT, England

Students from over 150 countries study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an active alumni network maintains links with the school.
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