The Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition became an independent faculty within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland in June 2008. The faculty seeks to be an international leader, through quality research and teaching. The faculty is already one of the strongest research units within the university, measured per lecturer position.
Studies in food science are built on the strong foundation of natural sciences, engineering and technology sciences, and provide insight into health science disciplines, amongst others.
Studies in nutrition are built on the strong foundation of natural, life and health sciences, and provide insight into social sciences and information technology amongst others.
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The faculty offers three-year, 180 ECTS BS degree programmes in Food Science and Nutrition. Roughly half of each of the undergraduate programmes is joint between students in Food Science and in Nutrition. A large part of the undergraduate programmes is also joint with other faculties in the School of Health Sciences, as well as the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, which all increases flexibility for students in their studies.
The MS degree programme is a 120 ECTS research project under the supervision of, and in collaboration with, lecturers and colleagues domestically and abroad. The doctoral programme is a 180 ECTS scientific and technical research project leading to new knowledge and innovation. All students enrolled in research and graduate programmes have the option of taking part of their studies abroad in collaboration with their respective supervisors.