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About the Studies

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition in cooperation with the Unit for Nutrition Research (UNR)offers a new MSc study in Human Nutrition taught in Icelandic but most of the reading material is in English.

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.

The studies are:

  • Diverse
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Challenging
  • Theoretical and practical

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Independence
  • Scientific methods
  • Solutions-oriented studies
  • Realistic projects

The MS degree programme is a 120 ECTS research project under the supervision of, and in collaboration with, lecturers and colleagues domestically and abroad.  All students enrolled in research and graduate programmes have the option of taking part of their studies abroad in collaboration with their respective supervisors.

The main focus is on: 

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Research and Science
  • Public Health
  • Sports Nutrition

The doctoral programmes involve 180 ECTS of academic and technical research projects which establish new knowledge and innovation.
All research and graduate students have the option of completing a part of their studies abroad, subject to the supervisor's guidance.

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