Profile and Career

As a graduate from the MSc programme in Human Nutrition, you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methods of nutritional science. You obtain knowledge of the conversion of energy and nutrients and of the importance of the diet in the various stages of life. You also gain insight into the effects of nutrition on health and disease.

Competence description

With an MSc degree in Human Nutrition, you will be familiar with methods of measuring and assessing nutrient intakes and energy requirements. Furthermore, you have knowledge of state-of-the-art methods for monitoring consumption and compliance.

You will also know in depth about evaluation of evidence in nutritional science and about trial methodology in nutrition. This enables you to plan and manage intervention studies and trials investigating aspects of the complex interplay between nutrition and health. You may also be able to carry out prevention initiatives in a public health context.

During the programme all courses are taught in English. You can create an international profile by taking some of your elective or restricted elective courses at one of our partner universities in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. You also have plenty of opportunities to write your thesis in collaboration with a private enterprise or as part of a larger scientific project, e.g. by doing a project in practice.

Career Opportunities

As an MSc in Human Nutrition, you are qualified to become a professional within business functions and/or areas such as:

  • Trial planning and execution in larger companies
  • A PhD programme at the university
  • Product development through innovative laboratory work (start-up companies)
  • Diet and lifestyle counselling (one-person companies)
  • Governmentally-funded authorities and organisations (e.g., Team Danmark)
  • Other public institutions (municipalities)
  • Research and educational institutions such as university colleges