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MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

University of Bristol
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
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Program description

MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

Health promoters, city and service planners, and public health leaders all have a growing need for high-quality research that is timely and relevant. In this degree we focus on developing your skills in research, policy and practice in the combined fields of diet- and physical activity-related public health and wellbeing.

This work is vital in addressing real issues of concern to policymakers and practitioners. We are different to other MSc programmes in public health because ours is one of the first to recognise the need for specialisation in the three intertwined disciplines of nutrition, physical activity and public health.

Our programme provides a unique insight into the fascinating interactions between activity, diet and health by helping you to critically examine key interactions at the interface of epidemiology, psychology and policy-relevant research. The programme will also help you develop important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions in these connected fields.

Admission requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant field (eg nutrition, sports science, biology, psychology, food science, kinesiology, dietetics, medicine, nursing, policy) or equivalent international qualification. Other academic backgrounds and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile E

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition, Disease and Public Health
  • Physical Activity , Disease and Public Health
  • Dissertation
  • Determinants of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions: Conceptualisation and Design PHE
  • Practical Research Methods

Year 1 Part-time

  • Research Methods

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fees for 2021/22

  • UK: full-time - £9,100
  • UK: part-time (two years) - £4,550
  • Overseas (including EU): full-time - £21,000
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £9,100


Awards available: MSc

Career opportunities

This programme is designed for students who want to pursue careers in nutrition and physical activity-related research, public health policy, public health consultancy, public health advocacy and legislation and in implementing programmes that promote health. Employers of our graduates include the public sector (eg local authorities, county health departments, Public Health England, National Health Service), universities and academia, charities and non-profit organisations (eg Macmillan Cancer Support, public health agencies), and the private sector (eg the food industry, corporate wellness organisations).

A wide range of careers is offered by these employers. Our students go on to become: public health project officers; researchers; health promotion specialists; public health scientists; public health data analysts and evidence reviewers; lifestyle managers; nutrition, physical activity or fitness/exercise education coordinators in research- or community-based programmes; public health and policy consultants; community sports managers; health trainers; health improvement and wellness programme officers and practitioners; health services managers; public health science communicators (eg in government or journalism).

About this institute

University of Bristol

Bristol is a successful and ambitious university where we offer you the chance to learn from, and with, some of the leading scholars in the world. Here, you will enjoy the benefits of studying in a research-rich environment where we combine a rigorous approach to...

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Contact info

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol


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