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



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 12 modules. Modules 9, 10, 11 and 12 are compulsory modules for all students in the master’s programme in Nutritional Sciences. Modules 1-8 are alternative compulsory modules and aim at a further specialisation in the areas of molecular nutrition (Molecular Nutrition, MN1-MN8), food quality and food safety (Food Quality and Food Safety, FQ1-FQ8), or public health nutrition (Public Health Nutrition, PH1-PH8).

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

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

 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 of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates