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Postgraduate course

Master´s Thesis in Clinical Nutrition

  • ECTS credits60
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeNUCLI395
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageNorwegian and English
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Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn and spring

Objectives and Content

The master's thesis is an independent, scientific work carried out under supervision. The student will learn to plan, conduct and present an independent, but limited research project. The amount of work is equivalent to one year. Four weeks of practical training in a recognised health centre is included.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students are expected to have:


  • capable of explaining and using different scientific methods and work methods
  • capable of demonstrating theoretical and practical specialised knowledge within the area covered by the thesis


  • capable of carrying out an independent project that shows understanding, reflexion and maturity
  • capable of planning and conducting a scientific experiment
  • capable of conducting a search and critical evaluation of relevant scientific literature
  • capable of critically evaluating both own results and relevant literature
  • capable of communicating own research results in a scientific way, both orally and in writing

Required Previous Knowledge

All compulsory and elective courses in the master's programme (60 ECTS) must be completed before submission of the thesis

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

A written contract between the student, supervisor and the institute. Teaching and supervision will be both theoretical and practical.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Four weeks' placement at a recognised health centre.

Forms of Assessment

Submission of a thesis (about 70 pages). The deadline is 15 May. Oral and written presentation of the thesis.

Evaluation of the report on the placement.

Grading Scale


Course Evaluation

There will be a written evaluation at the end of the course.


Contact Information

studie-nutrition@uib.no/ +47 55 58 54 44 / +47 55 58 25 35

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Master's Thesis

    Withdrawal deadline
    • Exam part: Adjusting oral examination

    • Exam part: Master's Thesis