London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

The course aims to provide comprehensive training in public health nutrition in a global setting with the choice of specialising in a number of topics and in a range of contexts; it provides an integrated programme covering dietary, epidemiological, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science.

Course Modules

Core modules include: fundamental public health nutrition; statistics for epidemiology and public health; basic epidemiology; maternal and child nutrition; nutrition'related chronic disease. Optional modules include: principles of social research; health promotion theory; health policy, process and power; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; history and health; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; epidemiology of non'communicable diseases; nutrition in emergencies; tropical environmental health; advance statistical methods in epidemiology; analysing survey and population data; applying public health principles in developing countries; nutrition programme planning; principles and practice of public health.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a recognised university in a subject appropriate to the course of study; applicants who have worked in health'related activities in developing countries will be given preference; applicants without the minimum entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,150  Academic year. First year home fees