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.

This masters programme 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 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. 

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.

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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)

International students

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 School for Policy Studies was rated overall 3rd in the UK for excellence in Sport and Exercise Sciences research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), according to the Times Higher Education (THE).
Within this, our research outputs in Sport and Exercise Sciences were rated 1st in the UK for 4* quality research with 74% rated as 4* ('world-leading'). Overall, 97% of our research in this area was rated as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
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