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Master of Nutrition and Population Health

  • Masters (Coursework)

This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as public health, food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
H748, 092729G

About this course

This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as public health, food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.

Throughout the course you will develop advanced knowledge of human nutrition, an understanding of the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition, and skills that will enable you to practise effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings.

Entry requirements

It will take you 2 years, 1.5 years or 1 year to complete your 2-year masters degree, depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience.

2 year full time (4 years part time) - 16 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree or higher in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or higher in a related discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Career pathways

As a graduate of this course, you will find opportunities in a wide range of nutrition positions in government departments, non-government organisations, community sector agencies, food industry and consulting.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Nutrition and Population Health students must attain 16 credit points. All units are equal to 1 credit point completed over five trimesters of full-time study and/or part-time equivalent undertaken in campus mode of study. All units are core units (these are compulsory). There are no elective units.

Trimester 3 is a compulsory study period for all H748 international students in order to enable students to complete units in the required sequence and complete the course within the specified course duration of their Confirmation of Enrolment.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline (for eg. Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Nutrition Science - Honours) may receive up to 4 credits towards this course and therefore will only be required to complete 12 credit points. The Course Director will review and approve the credits based on the relevant studies completed within the Bachelor or Honours degree.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Deakin University.
85.4%
Overall satisfaction
80.1%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
69.3%
Employed full-time
$75k
Average salary