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About

The Clinical Nutrition master's programme at the University of Tartu provides broad knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, and metabolism, which underpins clinical provision. After completing the programme, you will become a specialist who can effectively combine clinical and basic scientific knowledge to create nutritional plans and optimise patient care. 

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Overview

*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

The programme provides a broad knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, and metabolism, which underpins clinical provision. The study format includes lectures, seminars and practical work. 

Why study Clinical Nutrition at the University of Tartu ?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities (300th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • After completing the master's degree in Clinical Nutrition, you will become a specialist who can effectively combine clinical and basic scientific knowledge to create nutritional plans and optimise patient care.
  • Anyone with a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in any health-related field and good English is eligible. Previous experience may be clinical, laboratory, public health or purely scientific.
  • This programme is the only one of its kind in the European Union.
  • The university has modern, state-of-the-art facilities in various buildings in Tartu. Most of the courses take place on the medical campus, about 2 km from the city centre, in the Tartu University Hospital or the Biomeedikum research and education building. Occasionally there will be lectures and seminars in the more historic university buildings in the city centre.

Career opportunities

Malnutrition and the increasing problems associated with obesity indicate a growing clinical need for relevantly educated professionals. Completing the master's degree will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to develop clinical nutrition in hospitals, family practices, nursing homes, sports medicine, public health, and the food industry. There is currently a great need for academically certified specialists in much of Europe. Fulfilling the Clinical Nutrition master's programme should be career-enhancing.

Accreditation

University of Tartu Institutional Accreditation 2015-2022: The Quality Assessment Council for Higher Education of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for seven years.

The next accreditation will be conducted in 2022.

Programme Structure

Examples of courses: 

  • Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
  • Introduction to Clinical Science
  • Metabolic Response to Stress
  • Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Disordered Fluid Balance
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, Sport and Nutrition, and Anorexia Nervosa
  • Breaking News in Clinical Nutrition

Audience

Students must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in the field of health sciences.

Lecturers

The founder and lead lecturer of the programme is Professor Alastair Forbes, who previously established a clinical nutrition course at UCL, London.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
76
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
95

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
76
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
95

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Tartu and/or in Estonia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in the field of health sciences
  • English language proficiency – this programme requires English proficiency at C1 level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

There are no tuition waivers.

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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