Public Health Nutrition

Graduates from Public Health Nutrition and Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles degree programmes will achieve the following key learning points:

Key areas of study:

  • the strong link between nutrition, health and exercise
  • how to analyse the diets of individuals and populations
  • about essential physiology for nutrition
  • how non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and certain cancers develop, and what factors are involved in preventing them


The following sites may help you to recognise the skills that you have gained or developed through your degree.

Food Sciences Skills Profile: - as a Food Sciences student you should have gained the skills listed 
Food Science: Your skills - gives a brief but effective summary of the strengths, attributes and skills that can be cultivated through food science and related programmes of study. It also encourages you to consider the skills developed through your other activities, such as paid work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies and leadership roles.

The health studies profile from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is also useful for an overview of skills and attributes gained from your degree.


Graduates find work in varied roles such as nutritionist, health promotion, dietetics, therapy, sales, marketing, retail and journalism.  Check out the Prospects or National Careers Service websites for more job profiles and sector overviews.  

Current Issues

To keep up to date with current issues, find vacancies and help you prepare for interviews read trade papers and refer to professional associations.

You may also find some of the key links from the Food and Nutrition Section useful

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 16:36