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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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

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 45 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Nutritional Sciences (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 4 months after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Nutritional Sciences".