MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

Welcome to the MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health (MSc NPAPH), a unique, academically rigorous, multi-disciplinary programme with a vibrant UK, EU and international student community.

The University of Bristol is ranked in the top 30 universities globally. Bristol came first in two major recent surveys conducted by leading British newspapers, The Sunday Times and The Independent. The MSc NPAPH is located within the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, a research-intensive centre within the School for Policy Studies, with an outstanding international reputation.

The results of the 2014 UK Research Exercise Framework (REF) rated the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences as the leading centre of international research excellence within the UK.

The programme is taught by a team of qualified members of the Advance HE* and internationally recognised experts in the biomedical, epidemiological, psychosocial and socio-environmental aspects of physical activity and nutrition, as well as in the development and implementation of strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. For the last couple of years, the course has consecutively received an 100% overall satisfaction rate by its students.

The programme welcomes applications from qualified dieticians, physical activity and fitness specialists and other health professionals (such as nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, physical trainers and occupational therapists) who are looking to develop in the important area of nutrition- and physical activity-related public health. It is also suitable for newly-qualified graduates from a wide range of disciplines planning to gain a specialisation in these three disciplines and a career in this area.

The programme is set in Bristol, an academically and socially dynamic city that offers unique opportunities for students to explore innovative local projects during their studies. Bristol offers students a vibrant, multi-cultural experience. It is Britain’s first cycling city, and it is within easy reach of London and close to some fantastic countryside.

We look forward to having you study with us as part of our vibrant student community. You will join the list of MSc NPAPH students who are now excelling as public health professionals and driving forward research and practice.

*Advance HE is an internationally recognised organisation that aims to advance teaching practice and train and accredit teaching staff within the Higher Education sector.

Dr Miranda Armstrong
Programme Director

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The team has given me endless motivation and inspiration to continue achieving and to be successful throughout my life - thank you!

Sonny (MSc NPAPH, 2014/15)

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Find out what its like to study for an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health as an international student.

How good is our research?

The results of the 2014 UK Research Exercise Framework (REF) rated the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences as the leading centre of international research excellence within the field in the UK.

ENHS was rated first in the UK. In addition, 100 per cent of its evidence research impact was judged to be of the highest level.

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