M.Sc. On Campus

Life Sciences - Food, Nutrition and Health

Bern University of Applied Sciences

18 months
1756 EUR/year
1386 EUR/year
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As a student of this degree programme in Life Sciences - Food, Nutrition and Health at Bern University of Applied Sciences, you will engage with cutting-edge issues at the intersection of food and nutritional sciences and develop specific expertise along the entire value chain.


This degree programme in Life Sciences - Food, Nutrition and Health at the Bern University of Applied Sciences trains you in established methodologies and equips you for the challenges of food production and human nutrition.

The market for speciality foods is booming, opening new opportunities for development in the food industry. Meanwhile, more people are struggling with food intolerance now than ever before. Topics such as food waste and natural resource consumption are also entering the public debate. Acquire the expert skills you will need to bridge the gap between what consumers and society want and what is technically feasible.

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying and describing the influence of food and nutrition on human health.
  • Developing foods that serve the physiological needs of specific target groups.
  • Analysing consumer expectations in the food industry.
  • Assessing raw materials for their nutritional value.
  • Evaluating processes in food production, with regard to their impact on quality, safety and sustainability.
  • Appraising Public Health Nutrition initiatives.

Programme Structure

Mode of study 

  • Our Food, Nutrition and Health programme is entirely modular. This allows you to select the modules that appeal to your interests and accommodate your work or family obligations. Independent study accounts for much of the programme.
  • We offer several cooperation modules as one-week compact courses. The others are held on Thursdays and Fridays, over seven weeks. We generally hold specialisation modules Mondays through Wednesdays, over five weeks.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students who have acquired a recognised bachelor degree (minimum duration of study: 3 years full-time) at a recognised foreign university according to 5.1 are eligible for admission to a successive nonmedical master programme in the relevant field of study. 
  • The course regulations of the relevant master degree programmes define the maximum age of a diploma. Additional entry requirements may be specified in the study plans of individual master degree courses, and the completion of a master degree course can be made dependent on the evidence of further skills and abilities.
  • Specialised master degree programmes may be subject to additional admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 878 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1386 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 693 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • CHF 750 per semester - national 
  • CHF 950 Tuition fees for overseas students (per semester)

Living costs for Bern

1655 - 2130 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Life Sciences - Food, Nutrition and Health
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