This program deals with diet and health. Amongst other things, you will learn to work scientifically with health problems in society.
Subjects such as diet and disease prevention, and nutritional physiology and the sociology of food are covered. You will learn to analyze and explain the relationship between diet and human welfare.
A master degree in human nutrition will qualify you for jobs in the nutrition and health sectors. It could be as a researcher, a teacher or as a consultant in a political organization or agency.
Name: Human Nutrition
Type: MSc Programme
Duration: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
About the Programme
The course is about how humans convert energy, how the composition of the diet affects health and disease in different stages of human life, and the social problems linked to food and nutrition. The compulsory subjects of study include:
- Dietary Intake and Nutritional Physiology, which is about how diet affects our body.
- Sociology of Food, where you look at how the outside world in the form of family, friends or education affects our attitude to food.
- Nutrition, Growth and Development, where you learn about the importance of diet in life's various stages from early childhood to old age.
- Diet and Health, where you focus on the effects of nutrition on disease e.g. cardiovascular disease which may be a consequence of poor diet.
- Public Health and Nutrition, where you learn the skills needed to work with nutritional policies and the planning of campaigns for better eating habits.
You can follow relevant elective courses at University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and other universities in Denmark and abroad, e.g. international nutrition.
Teaching varies between lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there is often project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.
If you choose to complete the master degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc).
To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject.
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. Apply directly at the university.
The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms.
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 1st and February 1st.
You can study Human Nutrition in Copenhagen.
University of Southern Denmark
At the Copenhagen University Human Nutrition can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme (120 ECTS).
You also have the possibility of taking single courses or subjects within the programme.
Read more about the Programme at www.ku.dk.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 7 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.
For Further Information
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