Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition – University of Copenhagen

Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition

Our diet plays a significant role in growth, development and wellbeing, and a healthy diet can modulate performance and quality of life in all life stages. 

The programme is offered in English.

Diet plays a pivotal role in development of life style diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to the burden for the individual, these diseases are expected to constitute the largest global health problem by 2020, and thereby increase the burden on the health system and the society.

"One of the things I like about the courses is that we learn how to always question research results. We learn how to assess evidence for a causal relationship between diet and disease, focusing mainly on the diet, macronutrients and lifestyle diseases.

Birgitta Vilhjálmsdottir,

MSc student, Human Nutrition

The Human Nutrition programme gives you comprehensive knowledge of the importance of nutrition to human health and a thorough understanding of the principles and methods of nutritional science.

In the course of the two-year MSc programme, you will learn about the conversion of energy and nutrients in the human body, the importance of nutrition in the various stages of life and the effects of nutrition on health and disease.

As a graduate from the MSc programme in Human Nutrition, you will be an expert on diet, nutrition and health, and you can therefore contribute to handling the global health challenges.

Read about the academic profile and career opportunities.