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Nutrition and Metabolism, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Metabolism equips students with multidisciplinary knowledge of how food is used for growth and maintenance of optimal health, and how derangements in these mechanisms leads to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.


Coursework provides a sound understanding of molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that regulate metabolism in health and disease. In addition, students learn appropriate scientific methods for studying how nutrition affects health in human populations and the conduct of nutrition-related clinical studies.

Emphasis is placed on the critical thinking skills and integration of diverse research approaches. Under the guidance of internationally known faculty, students complete and defend a research thesis.

This master’s program provides an excellent opportunity for pre-medical and other pre-professional studies. It also prepares graduates to work as a member of research team in academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and foundation settings, for other related careers such as medical writing, and for further graduate work in the same or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Micronutrients and Energy
  • Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Metabolism 
  • Nutrition and Metabolism Seminar Class 
  • Research Design and Statistical Methods for Biomedical Sciences 
  • Clinical Nutrition Research
  • Biochemistry/Cell Biology 
  • Research in Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Basic Neurosciences
  • Directed Study in Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • Biostatistics with Computer

                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                • Programme intensity Full-time
                                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                                • Credits
                                  32 alternative credits
                                • Languages
                                  • English
                                • Delivery mode
                                  On Campus

                                English Language Requirements

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                                • Minimum required score:


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                                Academic Requirements

                                General Requirements

                                • An unofficial, English transcript of each college or university attended. 
                                • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members, research advisors – or similar – in your proposed field.
                                • A Personal Statement, minimum 200 words, that describes your qualifications and the objectives of your intended educational program.
                                • CV/Resume.
                                • General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
                                • Submitted transcript and letters of recommendations must be in English. 
                                • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS results must be submitted for applicants whose native language is not English. 

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  26408 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                • National

                                  26408 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                                Living costs for Boston

                                • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                                  Living Costs

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