Programme Structure

At Human Nutrition the teaching is comprised of lectures, seminars and practical and theoretical exercises. You will be working both independently and in project groups.

The programme consists of compulsory, restricted elective and elective courses as well as a final thesis.

Courses

The compulsory courses are the foundation of the programme. In the compulsory courses, you learn how to create health-promoting activities in the area of nutrition, acquire knowledge about the content of nutrients in foods and their metabolism as well as their importance for health. You can follow the project course "Project in practice in Human Nutrition" on either the first or second year of the programme.

You may choose between a small selection of restricted elective courses that are particularly relevant to the programme.

Furthermore, you have two elective courses, enabling you to choose freely among courses at MSc level.

Do a Project in Practice or study abroad

You may choose to use some of your elective courses to do a project in practice or to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time.

Thesis

You will complete your studies by writing a thesis. Here, you will be working independently on an academic topic of your own choice. You may do either experimental or analytical work based on collected data.

Examples of subjects for previous MSc theses:

  • Changes in diet and lifestyle following a breast cancer diagnosis – in collaboration with the Danish Cancer Society.
  • The effects of different types of vitamin D – in collaboration with DTU-FOOD.

Programme structure:

Project in Practice (block 1)

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3  Block 4
Year 1

Nutrition Physiology Nutrition Related Diseases
Elective course
Elective course
Evidence, Diet and Health Trial Methodology Experimental Nutrition Physiology Restricted elective course
Year 2 Project in Practice in Human Nutrition Thesis

One block each year is equal to 15 ECTS and nine weeks.


Project in Practice (block 3 and 4)

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3  Block 4
Year 1

Nutrition Physiology Nutrition Related Diseases
Project in Practice in Human Nutrition
Evidence, Diet and Health Trial Methodology Experimental Nutrition Physiology
Restricted elective course
Year 2

Elective course
Thesis
Elective course

One block each year is equal to 15 ECTS and nine weeks.

Project in Practice (block 4)

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3  Block 4
Year 1

Nutrition Physiology Nutrition Related Diseases
Restricted elective course

Project in Practice in Human Nutrition

Evidence, Diet and Health Trial Methodology Experimental Nutrition Physiology
Year 2

Elective course
Thesis
Elective course

One block each year is equal to 15 ECTS and nine weeks.

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

NB: The list is based on the academic year 2020/2021 and is therefore only indicative. The final list of restricted elective courses in the academic year 2021/2022 is ready in 2021.