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M.Sc. On Campus

Human Nutrition and Food Related Behaviour

University of Helsinki

24 months
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The  Human Nutrition and Food Related Behaviour programme offered by the University of Helsinki focuses on human nutrition and food-related behaviour and consumption from the perspectives of public health nutrition, nutritional physiology and the social sciences.

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The Human Nutrition and Food Related Behaviour programme from University of Helsinki  is built around human nutrition, food-related behaviour and consumership, as well as related research methods. 

Themes based on Sustainable Development Goals - such as good health and wellbeing, zero hunger, equality, ecological and cultural sustainability– are embedded throughout the programme.

The goal of the Master’s programme is to enable you to:

  • Understand the significance of nutrition to human physiology and health
  • Learn to analyse the physiological, psychological, social and cultural aspects that are linked to food choices of individuals and communities
  • Recognise the diversity of food and nutritional issues and ways to influence them

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, you are qualified to work in expert, teaching, research and managerial posts in the public sector, NGOs and companies, and as an independent entrepreneur.

Examples of positions available to graduates include:

  • Expert in nutrition and food
  • Product manager
  • Product development manager, development manager
  • Director of food services
  • Researcher, special researcher
  • Planning officer
  • Senior inspector
  • Teacher or lecturer at a university of applied sciences
  • Growth entrepreneur
  • Journalist, press officer, content provider

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced nutritional physiology
  • Diet related molecular mechanisms of chronic diseases 
  • Experimental nutrition research
  • Nutrition and society
  • The Health promotion project work
  • Nutritional epidemiology 
  • Nutrition and Food Services 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed or will complete by 31 August a first-cycle degree or a second-cycle degree (degrees from universities of applied sciences included) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 15 January.
  • You have sufficient proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /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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