MSc in Public Health Nutrition

This Masters in Public Health Nutrition aims to support the development of knowledge, skills and competencies, specific to the practice of Public Health Nutrition. In addition, leadership styles, strategies, capabilities and competencies will be examined, placing the graduate in a position to lead teams and to advocate for change within the area. Learners will also undertake and engage with a research project. This combined discipline-specific and research programme model of learning will instil skills of researching relevant public health nutrition issues in Ireland and contribute to local and national evidence bases.

 

The Master of Public Health Nutrition degree offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in the foundations of practice in population and public health nutrition and to develop essential leadership, communication and professional practice skills, placing graduates in a position to play a pivotal role in the future of Public Health Nutrition. The curriculum provides robust academic and experiential opportunities to address the health of individuals and populations in different settings and countries.

The programme is taught over one year full-time (on campus) or two years on a part-time (online) basis.

If you attend part-time over 2 years, semesterisation is as follows :

Semester 1

  • Public Health Nutrition    
  • Nutrition Assessment Methods    
  • Nutrition Research Methodologies    
  • Food and Nutrition Policy

Semester 2

  • Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research    
  • Public Health Nutrition Interventions    
  • Leadership in Public Health Nutrition    
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

Semester 3/4

  • Public Health Nutrition Thesis

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2020

DepartmentAward
Health & Nutritional Sciences Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
CREDITS
90
NFQ LEVEL
9
DURATION (YRS)
1/2

Entry Requirements

Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.

Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie

Career Opportunities

With a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of practice in population and public health nutrition and through the development of essential leadership, communication and professional practice skills, graduates will play a pivotal role in the future of Public Health Nutrition. Graduates will be highly competitive in the changing landscape of employment in the area of nutrition. Graduates are well placed for roles within health promotion, government agencies, community health centres, NGO's, the food industry and within national nutrition research groups.  

What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates will be well placed to pursue doctorates in the area of Public Health Nutrition and Population Health. 

What subjects will I study?

Did you know?

Pre-school children in Ireland are exposed to over 1000 ads for unhealthy foods each year. 

Programme Fees

The fees for this masters programme are €5000.