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Master in Food Systems: Targeted nutrition and health management (University of Reading, Aarhus University, Lund University)

Tuition fee €16,500 per year

The participation fee covers tuition fees for participating universities, mandatory travel during a semester (e. g. for off-site modules & activities) and participation in joint modules & activities (e. g. Summer School, Graduate Conference). It does not cover travel from one partner university to the next between semesters.
The participation fee will be charged per semester (8250 euro per semester).

Deposit €250 one-time

After being accepted by the programme, you will be offered to accept or decline the enrollment. When you accept the offer, you will be required to pay a deposit fee of 250 euro. The deposit fee will be deducted from the invoice for your first semester fee. If payment is not received within 7 days after accepting the offer, it is possible you will no longer be accepted within the programme.
The deposit fee is non-refundable.

Overview

This track focuses on Targeted nutrition and health management

Healthy nutrition devotes to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), reduce child and adult obesity and to provide the necessary nutrients depending on the citizen group and/or community is an important area of the Food Systems. Targeted and healthy nutrition should embrace sustainable production and circularity of food systems to deliver an impact in the sector. It synergies with the consumer-centric vie of the food systems.

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – Food structure and quality – Aarhus University
Semester 3 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Programme structure

Semester 1 – University of Reading – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer

The track will focus on an individual’s nutritional needs and requirements, considering how dietary interventions could be developed, based on knowledge of personalised data, such as phenotype (measurable physical and biological traits, e.g. BMI, cholesterol level) and genotype. The track will be taught from the viewpoint of the scientific evidence basis that links diet to health at a population level as well as an individual basis. It will provide students with an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular genetic basis of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, to provide them with an understanding of topical issues in nutritional sciences and how this relates to the consumer.

Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System

Semester 2 – Aarhus University – Food structure and quality

The track focus on the linkage between primary production, raw material and the impact on final food product quality inclusive sensory quality. It aims to elucidate the genetic and the production factors in the primary production that are of significance for the quality of the raw material and its suitability for further processing of food and food products. Furthermore the track elucidate the relations between the structure and the functional characteristics of foods, and give the student knowledge of enzymatically catalyzed processes of significance for food production, and the interaction between food enzymes and the resulting food structure and texture.

Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System

Semester 3 – Lund University – Consumer driven sustainable food processing

The track aims to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary connections and tools of sustainable food processing to enable smart-systems, including their need in society and their environmental, economic and social impact. The track will introduce concepts of food production through efficient use of biomass and energy, through the whole production chain taking into account societal and consumer perspectives. Students will get an increased understanding of food processing with significant waste reduction along the food value chain, including packaging and logistics, as well as healthy and high quality food production. The students will be able to understand and react according to future trends in sustainable food processing.

Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Reading – Thesis

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States