Objectives and content

Human nutrition is an interdisciplinary study that combines courses from a number of different fields. The aim is to impart scientific knowledge about biochemical and physiological mechanisms relating to the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients. The importance of nutrition to good health will also be covered. Typical research questions are within the field of nutritional physiology, with the focus on marine resources.

Required Learning Outcomes

The master's programme in human nutrition will qualify graduates for a broad range of careers in the field of nutrition, and for a scientific career in nutrition research.

Upon completion of the masters programme, candidates are expected to be able to:

- participate in applied and basic research in the field of food science, nutrition and biomedicine

- work in public and private organisations and institutions, food and pharmaceutical companies and international organisations

- conduct an independent, but limited research project (or development project) under supervision