Metropolitan University College
The Metropolitan University College
The Metropolitan University College offers a Bachelor programme in Global Nutrition and Health (GNH) for health and welfare workers. The college works closely with the public and private sectors, research centres, educational institutions, regions, local authorities, government bodies, ministries and partners abroad.
The Metropolitan University College seeks to attract international students who are motivated to become tomorrow’s professionals, working to promote better nutrition and help people make better lifestyle choices.
During this 3½-year programme students will acquire the tools needed to work with the complex challenges posed by today’s global nutrition and health issues. Special emphasis is therefor given to teaching within an intercultural context.
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Global Bachelor in Nutrition and Health
The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health focuses on the global challenges of health promotion and disease prevention on both a society level and the individual level.
You will learn to develop and implement policies and strategies focusing on promoting a healthy lifestyle among citizens on both a national and international level.
Name: Global Nutrition and Health
Type: Professional bachelor's degree
Duration: 3½ years
European transfer credits: 210 ECTS
About the Programme
The first year you will learn the scientific work methods and how you critically analyses research results and present your conclusions. You will work within the fields of both the natural sciences and the political and social sciences.
In natural sciences you have: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutritional Physiology and Dietetics, Pathology and Scientific Theory and Method.
In political and social sciences you have: Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology, Communication and Educational Theory and Practice.
You will learn how to analyse and evaluate key issues in nutrition, foods, consumer science, physical activity, lifestyle and living conditions relating to health promotion and disease prevention.
After the first year, you will choose one of these specialisations:
- Publich Health Nutrition and Food Policy - dealing with the society perspective of nutrition and health.
- Lifestyle Coaching and Fitness Management - dealing with the individual perspective of nutrition and health.
Teaching varies between lectures, class instruction, seminars, exercises, clinical studies, and as project work in groups. During your studies, you must also complete an internship in a company or organisation.
Read more about Danish teaching methods at www.studyindenmark.dk.
Global Bachelor in Nutrition and Health can be studied as a:
- 3½-year bachelor degree programme (210 ECTS)
You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.
If you choose to complete the bachelor degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title Bachelor in Global Nutrition and Health.
The general admission requirements for international students include one of the following international certificates: the Danish/French Baccalauréat (DFB), the European Baccalaureate (EB), the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) or another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for International Education.
The application deadline is March 15 for a course start in September. Admission is handled through The Danish Coordinated Application System. You can apply via optagelse.dk.
A few educational institutions offer a course start in February, where applications are sent directly to the institution. Contact the educational institution for detailed information on application deadlines.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the individual institution for more specific information.
An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 6 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.