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Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology

Description of Scientific Framework for the MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology

 

Purpose

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology is a research-based and interdisciplinary education, and it furnishes the graduates with knowledge in molecular biology and scientific qualifications in the intersection between food technology, nutrition and food-related health.

 

Profile

The students will specialise within the molecular biology subject area, and will acquire an understanding of the effect of manufacturing processes on the functional characteristics of food and in this way obtain an insight into the interaction between the nutritional quality of food and human health. The education comprises the following main issues: Nutritional physiology, human health, lifestyle diseases, bioactive components, functional foods, raw material quality, processing methods, enzymology and food structures and functionality. Through lectures, training, project assignments and excursions the student will achieve scientific, analytical and methodical qualifications.

 

Professional aim

The education aims at research and development within food and food ingredient enterprises and public enterprises and also at management and administrative functions in such enterprises. Furthermore, the education aims at teaching.

 

Qualification profile

The graduate will obtain knowledge of the

 

Structure

The education consists of 2 compulsory qualification packages of 30 ECTS each and an experimental MSc thesis of 60 ECTS.

 

4th quarter

Structure and functionality

5 ECTS

Special nutrition

5 ECTS

Food and nutrition in economy and society

5 ECTS

3rd quarter

Enzymes in food production

5 ECTS

Advanced molecular nutrition

10 ECTS

Raw material quality and food technology II

10 ECTS

2nd quarter

Bioactive food components and functional foods

10 ECTS

1st quarter

General molecular nutrition

5 ECTS

Raw material quality and food technology I

5 ECTS

 

Admission requirements

The below bachelor degrees admit to the education in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology:

 

Applications

Deadline for applications to the Biosystems Engineering degree programme is 1 June 2008.

 

Fall semester begins

The degree course commences 25 August 2008.

 

For further information about the programme, please apply here.

You are also welcome to contact:

Chief advisor Gert E. J°rgensen

Research director Jacob Holm Nielsen