Nutrition science is an expanding, interdisciplinary field that studies the role of diet in human health. The Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science gives the student an in-depth knowledge of its scientific basis and research methods in the field. This knowledge is relevant for doctoral education or other work that relates to the nutrition field.

Programme presentation

Throughout history there has been many claims regarding the role of diet on our health. During more recent decades, there has been a tremendous development in the field and the nutritional knowledge has increased substantially.The Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science aims to increase the student’s skills in working independently in the field of nutrition on scientific grounds. Areas covered in the first semester of the programme include how different types of studies contribute to the knowledge which forms the basis for diet and physical activity recommendations, while also considering sustainability aspects. In-depth knowledge of molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the impact of diet on the organism is also included. Assessment methodology for dietary intake, physical activity and fitness, focusing on understanding the validity, applicability and evaluation of the results is also dealt with. Methods for preventing disease and promoting healthy dietary habits and physical activity, e.g. by using internet and mobile phone technology, are also covered in the first part of the programme. Global perspectives and comparisons are included in all courses.

The second semester consists of a degree project comprised of 30 credits. Here the student has the opportunity to choose a project to study in-depth, depending on his or her background and interest, in various fields of nutritional research. For example, the project can be molecular, physiological, clinical, epidemiological or public health-oriented.

Programme outline

*might be subject to changes

Semester 1

  • Diet and health - scientific basis, recommendations and sustainability (7.5 credits)
  • Diet ahd health - molecular and genetic mechanisms (7.5 credits)
  • Diet, physical activity and fitness - assessment and evaluation (7.5 credits)
  • Preventive nutrition - interventions, e-Health and mHealth (7.5 credits)

Semester 2

  • Degree project in nutrition science (30 credits)

Career opportunities

The program prepares the student for further doctoral studies or other work that relates to the nutrition area where an understanding of the scientific principles is needed. For example it can be in health promoting work in the private or public sector, nationally or internationally.

Specific Entry Requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, nutrition, biotechnology, or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English languagecan be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.


If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

  • Total amount: 200 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 100 000 SEK
Program taught in:
  • English

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