M.Sc. On Campus

Food and Nutrition

University of Peradeniya

12 months
6000 USD/year
410 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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It is widely recognized that the improvement of nutrition situation in a country requires a multi-disciplinary approach and that a collective effort by professionals from the health sector, agricultural sector, food industry and social sciences is needed to achieve this goal. The Food and Nutrition MSc programme is offered at University of Peradeniya.


Key features

The curriculum of the Food and Nutrition MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya is carefully designed as a blend of multi-disciplinary subject area covering core nutritional science subjects of biochemistry, human nutrition, community nutrition, nutritional and health aspects of food, dietetics, nutrition epidemiology, nutritional assessment, nutritional genomics and social science subjects of food and nutrition economics, sociology of food and nutrition, nutrition advocacy and counselling, planning and management of food and nutrition programmes together with basic food science subjects and adequate practical any nutrition related assignment in the community or in food industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Food Science 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Human Nutrition 
  • Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food 
  • Food Safety 
  • Sociology of Food and Nutrition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

60 (coursework + research)


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 applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institute of higher education acceptable to the PGIA and Senate of the University of Peradeniya. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 410 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National CW: LKR150,000; CW + research: LKR250,000
  • SAARC countries: $4,000 (CW); $5,000 (CW + research)
  • Other countries: $6,000 (CW); $7,000 (CW + research)


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