• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

In the course of the Human Nutrition programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will learn about the conversion of energy and nutrients in the human body, the importance of nutrition in the various stages of life and the effects of nutrition on health and disease. 

As a graduate you will be an expert on diet, nutrition and health, enabling you to contribute to solving the global health problems.

Career Opportunities

As an MSc in Human Nutrition, you will have many different job opportunities, for example:

  • Health coordinator, for example, responsible for planning dietary information campaigns.
  • Management and teaching within higher health education.
  • Management of projects and development work, including nutrition-related assessment of food products, for example, at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration or the National Board of Health, Denmark.
  • Gathering, processing and assessing nutrition scientific knowledge about, for example, the development of new dietary supplements or functional food, at companies like Nestlé or Unilever.
  • Nutrition consultant in patients’ associations and special interest groups, for example, the Danish Cancer Society or the Danish Heart Foundation.
  • Consultancy in countries with undernourishment and malnutrition problems.
  • Teamwork in respect to designing, conducting and assessing nutrition-related studies and clinical tests, for example,  at Novo Nordisk or Pharma Nord.
  • Admission to a three-year PhD programme at the university or another research environment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition Physiology
  • Evidence, Diet and Health
  • Public Health and Nutrition
  • Nutrition Related Diseases
  • Experimental Nutrition Physiology
  • Nutrition, Growth and Development

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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General Requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. 

  • BSc in Food Science with the specialisation Food, Health and Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen

Other bachelor’s degrees

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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