Postgraduate course

Master's Thesis in Human Nutrition

  • ECTS credits60
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeNUHUM395
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageNorwegian and English
  • Resources

Level of Study


Teaching semester

Spring and autumn

Objectives and Content

Through the work on their master thesis, the students will gain knowledge and experience of different scientific methods and work methods. The students will produce an independent piece of work that shows understanding, reflexion and maturity. The students shall be capable of planning and conducting a scientific experiment, and evaluating their own results as well as relevant literature. The amount of work is equivalent to one year.

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
  • demonstrate 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.

Forms of Assessment

Submission of a thesis (about 70 pages). The deadlines are 15 May and 20 November. Oral and written presentation of the thesis.

Grading Scale

Grading: A-F

Course Evaluation

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


Institute of Medicine


Contact Information

studie-nutrition@uib.no/ +47 55 97 43 70 / 55 58 25 35

Exam information