Master of Science Nutrition Sciences

Study Discipline: Applied 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 Science in Nutrition Sciences delves deeply into the essential principles of human nutrition, emphasizing the biochemical processes within the digestive system and the complexities of nutritional behavior and counseling. This program not only covers traditional topics such as the impact of nutrition on the immune system and specific food technologies but also addresses contemporary issues like international food security, the global food industry, and food legislation.

As students explore these subjects, they engage with current trends and future possibilities, including sustainable food systems and the integration of innovative dietary strategies to combat global health challenges. Through storytelling and real-world examples, the program brings to life the dynamic field of nutrition science, making it both relatable and engaging.


The Master’s degree program at the University of Bonn is a research-oriented journey designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for independent and innovative research. Alongside in-depth studies in nutritional physiology and epidemiology, students gain expertise in molecular biology, biotechnology, food chemistry, and food technology, as well as toxicology, pathophysiology, and dietetics. The interdisciplinary nature of some courses ensures a comprehensive understanding of the field.

Students actively participate in cutting-edge research and development projects, often as part of their master’s thesis, providing hands-on experience in state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary research. This program prepares graduates for diverse career paths, from academic and industrial research to clinical and technological roles, ensuring they are well-positioned to meet the demands of the ever-evolving nutrition science landscape.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Nutrition Sciences, or a related field
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Technology
  • Toxicology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Dietetics
  • Interdisciplinary Research Projects
  • Master’s Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program have excelled in various professional arenas. For instance, alumni have become leading research scientists at top universities and prestigious non-university research organizations, contributing to groundbreaking studies in nutrition. Others have taken on pivotal roles as clinical dietitians, helping to develop and implement nutrition plans that improve patient outcomes.

Nutrition The program’s alignment with industry demands ensures that graduates possess the necessary skills to thrive in managerial positions within the food and pharmaceutical industries, food companies, and technology firms. The curriculum’s emphasis on skill development in research, product development, and regulatory knowledge prepares students to tackle the dynamic challenges of the job market.

Visa Requirements:

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