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About

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology at 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

We are what we eat. The key message here, from health gurus and medical professionals alike, is that people need to tackle their health problems by eating the right food in the right quantities. Science shows a strong correlation between our health and the composition and quality of the food we eat.

In addition, you will acquire knowledge of food technology and of processes that affect food sustainability, quality and functionality, as well as consumers’ choice of foods.

Unique Combination of Food Technology, Nutrition And Health

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology at 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. In 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 specialize either in molecular nutrition or food science/technology through their thesis. 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 organizations arrange academic activities, field trips, 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.

A World Research Leader

Aarhus University’s research in Agricultural and Food Sciences is cutting edge and puts it in the front rank of agricultural science institutions worldwide. The core areas of research are climate and natural resources, environment and bioenergy, organic farming, food quality, farm animal production, and plant production. Sustainability is a fundamental principle. The goal is to seek solutions that contribute to environmentally and economically sustainable development of the agricultural and food industries.

In The Rankings

Agricultural sciences by subject at Aarhus University rank twenty-second in the world in the 2020 US News Best Global Universities ranking, and in the 2019 National Taiwan University ranking are nineteenth in Agricultural Sciences by subject. Agriculture and Forestry at AU is ranked thirty-fifth in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Bioactive Food Components
  • Food Science
  • Food, Consumer and Innovation
  • Advanced Molecular Nutrition
  • Food Structure and Enzymes
  • Food Quality and Technology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements differ for each programme. Please, check programme specific information for more details. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit: kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/scholarships-and-grants/

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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