MSc in Public Health Nutrition part-time (online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 90*
  • Course Code SG_SPUNU_M09
  • Award Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


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.

Programme features:

  • 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.

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

   
Live Lectures
: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the MSc in Public Health Nutrition part-time ,students are expected to attend live lectures 3 evenings per week in semester 1, 2 evenings in semester 2 and 1 evening in semester 3 and 4. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.
 

Application Closing Date : 16th September 2022

Entry Requirements

Applicants 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.

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.

Further Study

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

Did you know?

Previous research thesis topics have included the following topic areas:

- Breastfeeding

- Hydration

- Plant based diets

- Diet and cognitive health

- Effectiveness of nutrition education interventions in various settings

Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€5,490

Fees per annum:

€2,745