Master of Education Nutrition Science and Home Economics

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Master of Education in Nutrition Science and Home Economics immerses students in the intricate world of nutrition, emphasizing digestive and metabolic processes, industrial food production, and processing. This program delves into the economic, sociological, and technical dimensions of the agricultural and food industries, integrating fields such as nutrition science, food technology, home economics, and food chemistry. Staying abreast of current trends, the program explores sustainable food systems and innovative dietary solutions to address global health challenges. Students can specialize further by choosing either Food Technology or Market and Consumption as their Minor Professional Discipline, enabling them to tailor their education to their career goals.


Throughout the Master of Education in Nutrition Science and Home Economics, there is a progressive focus on Educational Sciences and subject didactics. This aspect of the program equips future vocational school teachers with the skills necessary to effectively impart specialized knowledge to students training for roles such as institutional food service specialists, cooks, butchers, or home economists.

The degree program uniquely combines a professional discipline with educational sciences, ensuring a well-rounded approach to teaching. A practical semester is an integral part of the curriculum, providing hands-on experience that bridges theory and practice. With the rising demand for skilled educators in the field, this program positions graduates for success in both traditional and innovative educational settings.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2)
  • Foreign language proficiency (modern language at CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)
  • Specific modules: 95 ECTS credits in discipline-specific/subject didactics modules of the Major Professional Discipline (including 6 ECTS credits in subject didactics), 39 ECTS credits in the Minor Professional Discipline, 24 ECTS credits in educational sciences (including 3 ECTS credits on inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship), Bachelor’s thesis (7 ECTS credits)
  • 9 weeks internship, including 25 days at a school
  • Nutritional Science
  • Food Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Educational Sciences
  • Subject Didactics
  • Practical Semester
  • Minor Professional Discipline (Food Technology or Market and Consumption)

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Education in Nutrition Science and Home Economics have successfully transitioned into diverse roles within the educational and food industries. For example, alumni have become influential vocational school teachers, shaping the next generation of culinary and food service professionals.

Others have pursued careers as nutrition consultants, helping individuals and organizations make informed dietary choices. With a curriculum aligned to meet industry demands, the program emphasizes skill development in critical areas such as food safety, technology, and sustainable practices, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to tackle evolving challenges in the job market.

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