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.
- Live lectures delivered in the evenings and recordings provided.
- Up to date digital technology to enhance learning.
- Flexible learning facilitated through part-time fully online mode of study.
- Course content covers current global public health nutrition priorities.
- The research project component is tailored to suit the student’s interests.
Key Course Information
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.
Public Health Nutrition
Nutrition Assessment Methods
Nutrition Research Methodologies
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research
Public Health Nutrition Interventions
Leadership in Public Health Nutrition
Semester 3 & 4:
Foof & Nutrition Policy
Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021
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) if they have considerable relevant experience in the area. Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie
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.
Graduates will be well placed to pursue doctorates in the area of Public Health Nutrition and Population Health.
Total Programme Fees:
Fees per annum:
|Public Health Nutrition||05|
|Nutrition Assessment Methods||05|
|Nutrition Research Methodologies||05|
|Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research||05|
|Public Health Nutrition Interventions||05|
|Leadership in Public Health Nutrition||05|
|Food and Nutrition Policy||05|
|Public Health Nutrition Thesis||50|