24 months
19272 EUR/year
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Nutrition Science at Karolinska Institute gives the student an in-depth knowledge of its scientific basis and research methods in the field. 


Nutrition Science at Karolinska Institute is relevant for doctoral education or other work that relates to the nutrition field.

Throughout history there has been many claims regarding the role of diet on our health. During more recent decades, there has been a tremendous development in the field and the nutritional knowledge has increased substantially. The Master's Programme in Nutrition Science aims to increase the student's skills in working independently in the field of nutrition on scientific grounds.

Career opportunities

  • The Nutrition Science programme at Karolinska Institute prepares you for further doctoral studies or other work that relates to the nutrition area where an understanding of the scientific principles is needed. 
  • For example it can be in health promoting work in the private or public sector, nationally or internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diet and health - scientific evidence, recommendations and sustainability
  • Nutrition science
  • Molecular and genetic mechanisms in nutrition science
  • Diet, physical activity and fitness - assessment and evaluation
  • Diet, physical activity and disease prevention - interventions, mHealth and eHealth
  • Nutrition and disease - treatment and clinical aspects 
  • Professional development and communication in nutrition science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, medicine, nutrition or the equivalent.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19272 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19272 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 200 000 SEK per year

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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