MSc in Public Health Nutrition part-time (online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 90
  • Course Code N/A
  • 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.



Semester 1:

Public Health Nutrition     

Nutrition Assessment Methods     

Nutrition Research Methodologies    

Semester 2:

Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research

Public Health Nutrition Interventions

Leadership in Public Health Nutrition

Semester 3 & 4:

Nutritional Epidemiology 

Semester 4:

Foof & Nutrition Policy

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

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) if they have considerable relevant experience in the area. Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at 

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. 

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