Clinical and Public Health Nutrition MSc

Course Introduction

This MSc focuses on the problems of over- and under-nutrition, which apply to most developed nations as well as those undergoing rapid transformation. The programme offers specialised training in the clinical and scientific basis of malnutrition and obesity, and therapeutic approaches to correcting this in the hospital, community and educational setting. The programme focuses on periods of the lifecycle when nutrition is particularly important; these include: acute illness, trauma, surgery or malignancy; and chronic conditions in which disease, nutrition and treatment interact. The aetiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology of obesity will be explored alongside all approaches currently being used in its treatment.

<b>Careers</b> This MSc is particularly suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a lifelong career in the field of cutting-edge translational research and the practice of nutrition therapy in the health services of the UK and other countries, or in the clinical nutrition industry. This programme will provide an ideal foundation for graduates who wish subsequently to undertake a PhD within UCL or elsewhere. Whilst this MSc does not lead to registration to practice as a dietitian, it provides a firm foundation for an application (via the indirect route) for registration with the Association for Nutrition, a professional body that holds the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), a competency-based register of nutritionists.

<b>Employability</b> This programme runs within the School of Life and Medical Sciences; one of the largest and most prestigious aggregations of academics in its field, with a global reputation for teaching informed by cutting-edge research. Our close links with major hospitals and public health organisations allows students to perform significant nutrition projects. Some use the MSc to improve their medical/clinical knowledge-base, or to gain entry to Dietetics courses; one in eight will continue with PhD studies; several are working in the voluntary sector or in industry; one is a leading public health clinician, several teach and research in home universities.

<b>Optional qualifications</b> This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

<b>Accreditation</b> This MSc is registered with the Association for Nutrition, a professional body that holds the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), a competency-based register of nutritionists. Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for direct entry to the UKVRN as Registered Associate Nutritionists.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28: Teaching takes place all day (9-6pm) on Wednesday & Fridays. Other commitments, including your research project and opportunities to observe clinics at UCLH, take place outside of teaching hours..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,850 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £26,380 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,850 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Teaching takes place all day (9-6pm) on Wednesday & Fridays. Other commitments, including your research project and opportunities to observe clinics at UCLH, take place outside of teaching hours.; A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a biological science, medical or healthcare discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: Teaching takes place all day (9-6pm) on Wednesday & Fridays. Other commitments, including your research project and opportunities to observe clinics at UCLH, take place outside of teaching hours.; A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a biological science, medical or healthcare discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.