|Study location||Reading (United Kingdom), Aarhus (Denmark) & Lund (Sweden)|
|Type||Targeted nutrition and health management, full-time|
|Nominal duration||No duration set (120 ECTS)|
|Course code||UOR-AU-LU (TN&HM)|
|Tuition fee||€18,000 per year
Participation fees are due per semester (€9000 per semester)
In case of a scholarship awarded, the following fees will be applicable:
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. 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.
In case you receive a scholarship, the deposit fee will be adjusted accordingly to 50% of your first semester fee, with 225€ as a minimum.
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants are typically required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (2.2) in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
An overall score of 6.5 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 5.5
If you have taken an alternative test, or are not able to take an IELTS test, please visit our acceptable English language qualifications page for information on the range of tests that we accept as evidence of English language ability
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
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