Nutritional Sciences (Master)

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Graduates of the master’s programme in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Vienna are, beyond a bachelor’s degree, qualified to efficiently develop multi-disciplinary solution models for health- and nutrition-related problems. They have the necessary knowledge of statistical methods, the ability to carry out academic work in research and development, critically assess relevant literature and provide competent academic counselling.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 838

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme in Nutritional Sciences consists of three specialisations: Molecular Nutrition, Food Quality and Food Safety, and Public Health Nutrition. Students have to choose one specialisation at the latest after completion of the common group of compulsory modules "Advanced Nutritional Sciences". Besides this group of compulsory modules, the study programme exists of two compulsory modules and one alternative compulsory module. Additionally, students have to pass an internship to gain practical work experience in the field of their subject-specific interest. 

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Cell-to-society concept
  • Nutriproteomics
  • Aetiology
  • Pathophysiological indicators

...and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following areas:

  • food industry
  • communal catering
  • healthcare sector and public health
  • adult education
  • public relations and media
  • insurance companies
  • pharmaceutical industry.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.7 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 58 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Nutritional Sciences graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 78% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,875 gross/month.
  • 24% of graduates work in the manufacturing of food and tobacco products sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "MA Nutritional Sciences".