The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology 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. 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 in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology 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.
Students on this programme are based at the University Park campus in Aarhus, where a number of student organisations arrange academic activities, field trips, celebrations, and social functions.
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 THE RANKINGS
Agricultural Sciences at Aarhus University ranks 9. in the 2021 US News Best Global Universities Ranking and 2. in the 2020 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, in which Food Science and Technology ranks 2. and Agriculture and Forestry at AU ranks 37. in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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- Molecular Nutrition
- Advanced MolecularNutrition
- Bioactive Food Components
- Food Structure and Enzymes
- Food Science
- Consumer and Innovation
- Food Quality and Technology
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Molecular Sciences Food Sciences View 4 other Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics in Denmark
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We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
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Students must have a scientific, agricultural, technical scientific, or medical scientific bachelor’s degree with a molecular biological content corresponding to a minimum of 60 ECTS. This includes a minimum of 10 ECTS within biochemistry and a further 50 ECTS within the subjects of chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, or molecular biology.
As the Master’s programme admits only a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme. Student places are allocated on the basis of an overall assessment. In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses applicants according to the following criteria: academic background; overall grade level of bachelor’s degree; grades achieved on relevant courses; and relevant courses (measured in credit units) included in the bachelor’s degree.
Relevant courses include core courses within the subject areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, food chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry.
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International15300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here: https://masters.au.dk/scholarships-and-grants
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