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Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology

M.Sc.
24 months
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13500 EUR/year
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About

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology from Aarhus University provides you with the tools and knowledge you will require to develop nutritious foods designed to reduce the risks of developing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, allergy, and cancer.

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Overview

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology from Aarhus University  is a collaborative effort between four disciplines at Aarhus University – food science, molecular biology, medicine, and business administration. This broad foundation means that you will be taught by experts in these fields, but also that the programme provides a holistic understanding of the path that food takes from field to fork, including raw material quality, ingredients, and food technology.

On the programme you will gain insight into how new processing methods affect the functional characteristics of foods. You will acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology and technical skills at the all-important juncture between food technology, nutrition, and health.

Research Support

Within the programme, students choose to specialise either in molecular nutrition or food science/technology. You can choose to collaborate with relevant research groups in one of the main disciplines in connection with project work and with your thesis. Alternatively, you can choose to write your thesis within an R&D department in a private company in the food industry.

Student Life

Students on this programme are based at the University Park campus in Aarhus, where a number of student organisations arrange academic activities, excursions, celebrations, and social functions.

Careers

Many graduates from the MSc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology have pursued careers in R&D. Others have taken up roles within advisory or administrative departments in the food industry, as well as in the public sector. Some graduates have used the MSc as the foundation for an academic career – you can apply for admission to the university’s PhD programme either after the first year of the MSc degree or following completion of your thesis.

“In my graduate programme, I particularly enjoyed the practical exercises in the lab and the visits to food companies. These gave me great insights not only into food analysis but also job opportunities. It clarified the purpose of my education for me. Today, though, what I appreciate most is the deep and critical understanding I gained through doing scientific research and reading scientific papers. I use this every day in my work.

Since graduating I have worked at Kulinarium, an R&D unit in nutrition, food, and meals at Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. I use several skills drawn from my Master’s in my work, including building strong scientific work and critically reading scientific articles. I also benefit in the design of better foods from my knowledge of food systems and analysis. The Master’s degree gave me a solid foundation in and understanding of molecular nutrition, and that helps me when I specialise foods for specific patient groups and their individual needs.”

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Bioactive Food Components
  • Food Science
  • Food, Consumer and Innovation
  • Advanced Molecular Nutrition
  • Food Structured Enzymez

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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