We offer an MSc in Child Public Health which is a unique course exploring the evidence based behind child public health policy in the UK and overseas. Our past students have included midwives, health visitors and school nurses, graduate students and international students from around the world. Our modules explore current issues in child public health, nutrition, childhood illness, safeguarding, child development and more. You can study for the MSc full time or part time, or take the course as a PGDip or PGCert.

As part of the MSc you have the opportunity to conduct a dissertation project in an area of your choice relating to child health and wellbeing. A number of our students have gone on to publish their research findings in international journals.

Some examples include:

You can also take any of the modules on the MSc as stand-alone options. This includes our module on Childhood Nutrition and Growth with explores nutrition through from pregnancy, breastfeeding, introducing solids and into childhood.


We also welcome PhD enquiries exploring infant feeding, mental health  and early motherhood. Some of our current PhD student projects include

  • Sara Jones: Sara is exploring how early infant feeding affects infant weight and growth.
  • Hannah Rowan: Hannah is examining differences in diet and food preferences amongst babies who are spoon fed or following baby-led weaning.
  • Carmen Power: Carmen is exploring how maternal experiences of childbirth affect infant behaviour including feeding interactions


Our students are active in publishing their findings in international journals. Some examples include: