For students attending the Master's Programme in Nutrition Science Programme Outline

The aim of the Master's Programme in Nutrition Science is to give the student an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of the subject nutrition and related research methodology.

Areas covered in the first part of the programme include how relationships between diet and health are studied and how different types of studies contribute to this knowledge, what the basis is for various recommendations in diet and physical activity, including sustainability aspects, as well as exploration of molecular mechanisms underlying the link between diet and health.

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Thereafter, assessment methodologies for dietary intake, physical activity, fitness and muscle strength as well as nutritional status will be addressed, with a focus on understanding the validity, applicability and evaluation of results. The final course of the first semester builds on this and deals with intervention research based on eHealth and mHealth (internet and mobile phone technology). Global perspectives and comparisons are included in all of the courses.

In the second semester, the student carries out a degree project of 30 credits. Here, you have the opportunity to, depending on interest and previous background, choose to work in different areas of nutritional research, for example, it may be molecular, physiological, clinical, epidemiological or public health-oriented. It is also possible to do the degree project abroad. For example, we have an exchange agreement with Deakin University in Australia for this. Another possibility would be to find a project on your own at a university in another country and arrange your visit yourself. Read more about this under "Study abroad".

In all courses, you will receive training in communicating science, orally and in writing with different target groups. Ethical and social aspects of research and science are also dealt with.