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Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology

Master (2 years) of Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As the media remind us, we are what we eat. The key message here, from health gurus and medical professionals alike, is that people need to tackle their health problems by eating the right food in the right quantities. Science shows a strong correlation between our health and the composition and quality of the food we eat.
The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology provides you with the tools and knowledge you will require to develop nutritious foods designed to reduce the risks of developing health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, allergy and cancer. 

Unique Combination of Food Technology, Nutrition and Health

The MSc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology is a collaborative effort between four disciplines at Aarhus University – food science, molecular biology, medicine, and business administration. This broad foundation means that you will be taught by experts in these fields, but also that the programme provides a holistic understanding of the importance of food for human health.

On the programme you will gain insight into how new processing methods affect the functional characteristics of foods. You will acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology and technical skills at the all-important juncture between food technology, nutrition, and health. The MSc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in natural, technical or health sciences with molecular biology content.

Research Support

Students choose between specialising in molecular biology, nutrition, or food science. You may choose to collaborate with relevant research groups in one of the four main disciplines in connection with project work or with your thesis. Alternatively, you can choose to write your thesis within an R&D department in a private company in the food industry.

Student Life

Students on this programme are based at the University Park campus in Aarhus, where a number of student organisations arrange academic activities, excursions, celebrations and social functions.


Many previous graduates from the Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology MSc are launched on interesting careers in R&D, while others have taken up roles within advisory or administrative departments in the food industry, as well as in the public sector. Some graduates have used it as the foundation for an academic career – you can apply for admission to the university’s PhD programme either after the first year of the MSc degree or following completion of your thesis.

Agricultural Sciences in the Rankings

Agricultural Sciences at Aarhus University ranks ninth worldwide in the 2016 US News Best Global Universities Ranking, and eleventh in the 2015 National Taiwan University Ranking. Agri­culture and Forestry at AU is ranked between 51 and 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Mulecular Nutrition and Food Technology please visit the programme’s website.

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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