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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Nutrition Physiology
- Evidence, Diet and Health
- Public Health and Nutrition
- Nutrition Related Diseases
- Experimental Nutrition Physiology
- Nutrition, Growth and Development
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics
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.
International14780 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7390 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.