University of Bristol
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health MSc
University of Bristol

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

This MSc is designed for dieticians, physical activity, food and fitness specialists and other health professionals (such as nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, physical trainers and occupational therapists) who wish to gain a deeper understanding about the evidence around the role of nutrition and physical activity in public health, the factors that influence people's physical activity and eating behaviours, and how to develop and evaluate nutrition and physical activity interventions.

If you are a graduate from another discipline who would like to work towards a career in this area, we will also welcome your application. The latest Research Excellence Framework rated the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences as the leading UK centre of research excellence within the field (see the Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014). In addition, 100 per cent of its research impact was judged to be of the highest level.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English

We welcome students from all over the world. We currently have students from more than 120 countries studying here at Bristol. Having a diverse cultural community provides a stimulating environment for both teaching and learning, for more information plea

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/alumni-discount/
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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.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Bristol is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health MSc

Channel Islands £4800 year 1
England UK £4800 year 1
Northern Ireland £4800 year 1
Scotland £4800 year 1
Wales £4800 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bristol in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.

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Where is this programme taught

Clifton Campus
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