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Public Health Nutrition (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
2487 EUR/year
954 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This exciting new degree programme is the first of its kind in the West of Ireland. Public Health Nutrition (Hons) at the Atlantic Technological University focuses on the promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition-related illness in the population.


Students on this Public Health Nutrition (Hons) course at the Atlantic Technological University will:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes

  • Apply scientific knowledge to understand the impact of food and diet on health and wellbeing

  • Work to improve the diet, nutrition and health of individuals and communities

With the increased number of the population suffering from, or at risk of developing, lifestyle-related chronic diseases, more individuals require assistance with nutritional management. As a result, there is an urgent need for suitably qualified individuals to work in the health sectors. Public health nutrition has been gaining popularity as an area of study to meet this growing demand.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in this field are developing rapidly for graduates with an understanding of the connections between nutrition and public health.

Specific job opportunities for public health nutrition graduates have included health improvement, addressing inequalities in nutrition and health, nutrition advocacy, the prevention of non-communicable diseases, developing/commissioning and implementing policies and programmes, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of diet in groups/communities, education and generating research evidence linking food/nutrients and health across a range of employers.

These include:

  • Advisory positions in weight management, healthy eating or similar

  • Advisory positions in food safety and health, e.g. Food Safety Authority of Ireland

  • Broader roles in health promotion and health improvement

  • Project delivery or advisory work with government agencies, e.g. HSE, local authorities

  • Research and data analysis at public health observatories and various higher education institutes

  • Work in food industry, e.g. Kellogg's, Nestle, Danone, Glanbia

  • Food in schools initiatives

  • National nutrition assessment groups

  • Infant and maternal nutrition, e.g. UNICEF, Healthy Start

  • International work in public health, e.g. World Food Programme, World Health Organisation

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Learning and Innovation Skills

  • Principles of Food and Nutritional Science
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology/Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2487 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    954 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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